Though far from frigid, winters in the San Diego area can get downright chilly, especially away from the coast! Here are three tips to help keep your home warm this winter without sending your energy bills through the roof.
One way to warm up your home without turning up the heat is by opening your blinds and allowing the sunlight to warm the room’s air. Once direct sunlight is no longer hitting the window, closing the curtains or blinds can help prevent any heat gained from being lost again.
Insulation limits the transfer of heat into or out of your home, reducing the amount of energy required to maintain your desired interior temperature. If your heating costs are rising, your home may not be properly insulated, allowing the heat from your carefully warmed home to transfer away into the cold outdoor air.
Preventing indoor air from leaking out of and outdoor air from leaking into your home helps maintain a constant interior temperature. Caulking cracks and around doors and windows and weatherstripping doors helps reduce air leakage.
Fall is the best time to prepare your home and heating system for the winter. Clean or replace your air filter and test your system now to ensure it works when you need it.
If your heating costs are rising, you might need a more efficient heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system. Precision Temperature can help you find the best system for your home and wallet. We can also help keep your system running at peak efficiency with regular maintenance service. Give us a call today at 619-588-5321.
These 3 Winter home heating tips are great for homeowners that are preparing for the cold Winter months. All three points go into a lot of detail and reasoning on how they will all contribute to heating your home with good knowledge shown in each point. Underfloor heating is another efficient and effective way of heating your homes over Winter as it provides clean air with very little maintenance being required.
I have heard of home audits before for things like you mentioned. I want to make sure that there are no holes, so to speak, in our heating system. Are audits effective in doing this? Thanks!
Hi JJ! Home audits should be able to detect any issues in your HVAC system, which is why we recommend routine checkups with an HVAC provider in addition to understanding the basics yourself! Any well-trained professional should be able to identify any of these “holes” that your eye might miss.
I like how you mentioned that preventing indoor air from leaking out of and outdoor air from leaking into your home helps maintain a constant interior temperature. I just got a new heater installed. Thank you for the winter home heating tips.