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.
- Take Advantage of the Power of the Sun
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.
- Check Your Home’s Insulation
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.
- Reduce Air Leakage
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.