The cold is officially here! During these wintry days, you probably want nothing more than a warm home to stay toasty in. Here at Air Group, we can help you with some tips on how to winterize your home and keep you and your family comfy this season.
Ditch the Drafts
A drafty home is a uncomfortable home. In addition to this, the U.S. Department of Energy has released their findings that drafts in your house can waste from 5% to 30% of your annual energy use. A simple way to combat this problem is through investing in insulating your home by placing padding under doors and weather stripping around your windows. This helps prevent cold frigid air from entering your home and warm air from escaping.
Seal Your Ducts
Studies have shown that 10% to 30% of heated air in your duct system escapes. This happens when the upkeep on your ducts hasn’t been followed up on, resulting in costing you money in wasted energy. In this case, you save money in the long run by paying for a professional technician to test your ducts and fix and leaks or other problems.
Upgrade Your Furnace
This isn’t something you have to do every year, but if your furnace is getting up there in age, it could save you a good amount of money by upgrading to a new unit. A new high efficiency furnace will not only keep your home efficiently warm, but you could also save up to 50% or more compared to some of the older furnace models.
Invest In Your Thermostat
Most homes don’t need the same amount of heat throughout each room. Take control over your thermostat and install zoned heating in your house. With zoned heating, you have the ability to set a schedule for your thermostat and also control your thermostat right from the convenience of your smartphone. This allows you and your family to comfortably enjoy the temperature each individual likes. At the same time, you can save money by not having to heat rooms that aren’t frequently being used. Not every heating system can be zoned, please call Air Group today for an evaluation of your system.
Need an expert to help you winterize your home? Contact Air Group at 1-800-545-1020 or visit our website here to schedule an appointment with one of our expert technicians.