Easy Ways How to Reduce Your Heating Bill This Winter
Residents of Vancouver, North Vancouver, Burnaby, Richmond, Surrey, and Langley are lucky to have fairly affordable heating prices, but the winter can still take a bite out of the household budget. Why not take the opportunity to make a few changes before it gets cold so you can save your family or business money this cold season? Try some of these easy tips to keep your heating bill under control.
Upgrade Your Insulation
Take a look around your house, especially the attic and basement. Can you improve the insulation in your home? Spray insulation can fill in gaps without major renovations. Fiberglass batting in crawl spaces will prevent heat from escaping. If you are having renovations done, make insulation a priority.
Check for space around your weather stripping or caulking and replace and patch as necessary. Apply plastic film over windows. Fill spaces with caulking as necessary, or hire someone to help you out with it.
Lower Your Thermostat
Could you keep your thermostat two degrees lower? Lots of people won’t notice that difference, but you’ll save money and energy. A programmable thermostat can be set to lower automatically at night or when you’re not at home. Use sweaters, slippers, and rugs to keep warm.
Use Your Ceiling Fan
Installing ceiling fans aren’t just for hot weather. Turn your fan on to run clockwise at a low temperature to assist in keeping a room warm. If you don’t have a ceiling fan, a Pro Ace electrician can install one for you.
Use Your Drapes
Close curtains and drapes at night to preserve heat when you need it most. Open them during the day to let sunlight in. Thicker drapes will keep your house warmer.
Clean Out Your Heater’s Air Filter
Check the air filter on your heater. Make sure it’s clean and replace it if necessary. Consider having a Pro Ace HVAC professional inspect your furnace before winter comes.
Check Your Vents are Clear
Your pressed air furnace works by pushing pushing warm air through vents around your home. Find the vents and make sure that they aren’t blocked by furniture or rugs and ensure your air ducts are clean. If you use electric baseboard heating, keep it clear of curtains and furniture.
Keep the Fireplace Damper Closed
Most newer homes in the Lower Mainland don’t have fireplaces, but if you do have one, make sure you close the dampers.
Our Vancouver Furnace Repair Contractors
Still have questions? Does your furnace need servicing or inspecting? Pro Ace HVAC professionals are experts who can handle all your winter heating needs. Pro Ace HVAC professionals are available to home and business owners in Vancouver, North Vancouver, Burnaby, Richmond, Surrey, and Langley. Contact Pro Ace at 604-293-3770 with your winter heating questions or to set up an app.