Temperatures around here have been unforgiving, to say the least. Everyone’s main goal about now is just staying warm when they are at home. The thing is it can be tough to accomplish that goal if the bill that comes with it is too high. How do you find that sweet spot where you can enjoy optimal comfort at a reasonable cost?
Thankfully, the answer is not as hard to find as you might think. Our team can provide you with some helpful tips that will allow you to stay warm and keep your heating bills reasonable throughout the rest of the winter. If these tips don’t help, make sure to come to us for your Tulsa heating services so we can figure out what is driving down your comfort and driving up your monthly bills.
1. Keep your thermostat set at a reasonable temperature
When the temperature outside drops, it is often our response to combat it by raising the temperature setting on the thermostat. This isn’t always the way to go though. According to the Department of Energy, you can enjoy optimal home comfort at a reasonable cost when you set your thermostat to 68 degrees or lower during the day. This also helps your heater because the reduced demand doesn’t put as much strain on the system. Additionally when it is under 30 degrees outside this temperature feels pretty warm!
2. Check doors and windows for air leaks
We’ve all heard the stories of parents reprimanding their children for leaving doors or windows open and allowing the cold air outside to get into the nice heated home. However, you can still be battling chilly air in your home even with the doors and windows closed. If you have air leaks around the house this will allow the cold temperatures from outside your home to get in, which will increase the amount of work that your heater has to do and will therefore increase your energy bills. Check around your home for air leaks and address them with caulk or weather stripping to keep things warmer and reduce the stress on your heater.
3. Layer up and use what you have
It is infuriating to see someone in a pair of shorts complaining that they are cold. This is not the season for warm-weather clothing! Now is the time to layer up. Find your favorite long sleeve shirts and cozy sweaters to put on during the day. These layers are going to help keep you warmer which will reduce the demand on your heater.
Additionally, it pays to use what you have around the house to help keep things a little warmer. Adopting habits like opening the blinds to let in the sunshine can help keep things warm without any additional cost.
Are you using every trick in the book to keep warm and nothings helping? That may mean that something is up with your heater . If this is the case don’t hesitate to reach out to a professional team for maintenance or repairs for your heater.