4 Ways to Stay Warm in Lancaster This Winter
January 4th, 2017 by admin
When the weather outside is frightful, it’s important to make sure that the inside of your house is delightful. When the snow is falling and the temperatures are hitting subzero, don’t just dream of being on the beach to keep warm. Take steps to keep your house feeling warm and comfortable by using these smart energy solutions and tips to keep your home warm, day and night.
Trim Your Trees
Your Christmas tree shouldn’t be the only tree you’re cutting down this winter. To keep your home warm, maximize the amount of sunlight coming into your house during the day. Trim back trees and other foliage that is blocking light from coming in. Closing your blinds once the sun goes down will help to trap the heat that you have stored.
Plug Leaks and Drafts
Can you feel colder air coming in around your windows or doors? This could be due to a leak that’s letting in the cold air from outside. Caulking your windows, sliding draft guards under your doors, and sealing any leaks by fireplaces, can reduce your heating bill by up to 20 percent.
Proper ventilation in your house removes moisture and maintains air quality. Pairing this with a heat transfer system will help move warm air into the colder rooms of your house. This allows you to evenly disperse heat in your house, instead of turning up the heat for one room that isn’t getting properly heated.
Reduce Hot Water Temperature
Don’t worry, your water will still be hot enough to make hot chocolate and take a warm shower after shoveling the snow. By setting your hot water heater to 120 degrees, the standard normal temperature, you can save 7-11 percent of your hot water costs. Wrapping your hot water tank with jacket insulation is another solution to save energy. This can save you upwards of 10% on water heating costs.
Survive this winter by keeping your house warmer by applying these tips to your home. Maybe you’ll even save enough money to escape the cold for a week and go on a trip to some place warm! For more smart energy tips, or for help with keeping your home warm this winter, contact JK Mechanical at 800-JKM-0028.