HeatingSimple Tips for Improved Heating Efficiency

There is plenty of winter weather yet to come. While our winters aren’t as intense as they are in other parts of the country, it still gets plenty cold around here. That means that you are going to be running your heater for a while longer yet, and that you’ll be paying to do so.

There is no reason to be paying more than you should have to in order to keep your home warm and cozy, though! Just follow these simple tips and start heating your home more efficiently. Upgrading to a more efficient heater in Everett, WA is definitely worth considering, but this should tide you over until you do.

Let the Sun In!

It sounds obvious, but the sun is going to give off heat, even if it is cold out. We may have some dreary weather around here pretty often, but you should be taking full advantage of the sun when it is out and shining. Throw open the curtains in the morning, let that free, natural thermal energy into your home, and then shut the curtains when the sun goes down to trap its heat inside.

Use a Programmable Thermostat

One of the most basic upgrades that you can make to your heating system is also one of the most beneficial. Upgrade your thermostat to a programmable model, and you can actually start living in greater comfort even as you scale back energy consumption in your home. There’s no reason to run your heater in an empty house all day the way you would if you were home, just so that it’s comfortable at the end of the day.

Keep Those Ceiling Fans Running

If you have ceiling fans — and you should have some installed if you don’t — remember that they should not be reserved for the cooling season only! Reverse the direction in which your fan blades turn with the flip of switch on the housing of the fan. That way, you can force hot air at the top of your living space back down to where it’s useful.

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