Temperatures are falling, and now that fall is in full swing, it’s getting chillier everyday. Fall gives you plenty of opportunities to show off your new light jacket or sweater, but what about staying warm at home? Air Group has some fall heating tips for your home comfort:
Seal Leaks – Make sure you add caulk or weatherstripping to seal air leaks from doors or windows. This will keep the heat in and chill out.
Use the Sun – Mother Nature can be your biggest ally. Take advantage of the heat produced by the sun and open your curtains to naturally heat your home during the day. It’s important to remember to close the curtains at night which will help insulate the area around the windows and reduce the chill in your house.
Take Advantage of Your Fireplace – A fireplace isn’t just for show. Fireplaces can be a huge benefit for your heat savings if used properly. When your fireplace is in use, lower your thermostat to around 50 degrees Fahrenheit. Also, if you open the nearest window slightly (less than 1 inch) while the fireplace is in use, this increases the circulation in the room. If you don’t use your fireplace, prevent cold air from getting into your home and warm air from escaping by plugging and sealing the chimney flue.
Water Heater Setting – Here is one area where you can see big savings–water heating accounts for less than 20% of your home energy consumption. Set your water heater to 120 degrees Fahrenheit (or the warm setting), and you’ll see an increase in savings. An added benefit–you’ll prevent burning your hands when touching your water heater.
Call Air Group – Not only can Air Group provide you with an energy audit that will help you save money with new and efficient equipment, but Air Group can also handle all of your heating needs. From furnace and boiler installation, to heat pumps, water heaters and zoned heating devices, Air Group will make sure that as the temperature outside continues to fall, the temperature in your home stays exactly where you want it to be. Call Air Group today at 1-800-545-1020 or visit us online at airgroupllc.com to schedule your appointment.