Last Updated on February 24, 2023 by Anne-Sophie Reinhardt
In the winter, you might notice that even if you are using the heater normally to ward off the winter chill, you might find that your energy bills are still skyrocketing more than they should be. If you have figured out that you are bleeding heat in your home, you don’t need to drain your bank account to retain all the heat. Here are some of the best ways to retain the heat in your home so you stay warm and healthy and also keep your wallet full as well.
Plug Up The Drain Points To Retain Heat
From not having enough insulation in your home to having windows, doors, and even foundations that are covered in cracks, you could be losing heat at various different points in your home. So make sure you go through your home and look for any points where air can escape.
Don’t be afraid to go in and fix all the insulation in your attic because that is often the biggest point where air can escape. You can also insulate doors using insulation kits that are placed along the bottom of the door, as well as custom insulation options for windows.
Use Blankets And Warm Clothes
You might be doing this anyway. But if you find that you want to stay warm without a ton of heat get lost from your furnace, you might find throwing on an extra blanket or a thicker jacket will help you retain your body heat for a little while longer. You won’t be turning up the thermostat as much.
And if you’ve got a loved one, pet, or significant other in the home, you can simply throw your arms around them along with the blanket, and you will certainly get much warmer!
Upgrade And Fix Your Heating And Cooling System To Retain Heat
If you are looking for an energy-efficient home design, then the first thing that you need to look at is your HVAC system. There are even plenty of tax incentives when upgrading HVAC systems, so don’t be afraid to look at your furnace and figure out why it is bleeding heat.
For example, dirty filters that you haven’t cleaned since last winter will only make your HVAC system work much harder when you try to heat up your home.
If you are having a hardworking furnace along with heat being bled out through the home, then you are practically throwing money away and not getting much warmth in return!
Additionally, you also use a lot more hot water during the winter. So you could also make sure that your water heater is working properly. So make sure to lower the water temperature for the water heater and also attempt to reduce the consumption of water… such as by taking showers and not baths.
Make Sure Your Thermostat Remains Constant
Finally, one of the biggest problems with potential thermostats in any weather is that they often turn off and on again as the temperature in the room changes. Not only can having your heater kick on and off be very annoying, but it can also put a drain on your wallet as your heater rapidly cycles.
So make sure to adjust your thermostat so that it runs at a constant temperature rather than constantly reacting to all of the changes in your home.
With these tips, you can stay nice and warm in your house during the coldest winter. All while saving on your energy bills too!