Brrrr it’s definitely getting cold outside. This time of the year can quickly become miserable as you’re fighting with freezing temperatures and high power bills. Luckily, we felt inspired by a great new campaign by Chums, we’ve got some top #Tipstokeepwarm which will help you stay nice and toasty without the regret that comes when it’s time to open your power bill.
Here are some easy tips to help this winter:
Service your heating system
If you’ve got a furnace, it’s a good idea to replace the furnace. And if you’re using a HVAC system, be sure to get it professionally serviced. This will ensure it’s working as efficiently as possible- saving you money.
Use a ceiling fan
If you’re scratching your head at this, you may be assuming that a ceiling fan is best when cooling down a room in the summer. However, since heat rises, you can use a ceiling fan to slowly move warm air down back towards the rest of the room.
Check your insulation
If your home isn’t well insulated, that warm air you’re paying for will be escaping right out the roof and walls. This can make it almost impossible to keep your home comfortable and warm, but you’ll definitely be paying for the attempt. Consider upgrading your insulation for some serious winter-proofing that will help you save money for years to come.
Check your windows
Did you know that properly fitted, energy-efficient windows can save you up to a quarter of the money you’re spending on power each month? Sure, this can be expensive in the short run, but well worth it if you’ll be living in the house for a while. If you can’t quite afford the upgrade yet, look for ways to trap the warm air inside by blocking off gaps around your windows.
Use the sun
If you have south-facing windows, open your curtains during the day so sunlight can get in and heat your home naturally. At night, close them to reduce the chill from the windows. Consider getting thicker curtains or adding material to your current curtains if they’re not doing the job.
Be heat savvy
It can also be a great idea to use a thermostat so you can better control your heating. There are also a number of smart thermostats on the market that can use your data to help you stay comfortable while saving money. When you’re sleeping or you’ve left the home, turn your thermostat down so you can save.