A handful of homeowners in the Portland area are hesitant to turn on their heat during cooler months to save money. Our team from Heat Relief is here to tell you that there are ways to stay warm and conserve heat in the winter.
Here are a handful of ways you can get started.
Turn your thermostat down at night
The temperature of your home doesn’t need to remain the same throughout the day. At night, when you’re warm under blankets, is a great time to consider turning down the temperature of your thermostat. Lowering the temperature even a few degrees can help reduce your energy bill and conserve heat this winter.
Change your filter often
There’s a great chain reaction that happens when you change your air filter regularly. Not only is the air in your home cleaner, but you also conserve energy, which then helps save heat and money. Here’s what happens when your air filter becomes too dirty.
Use curtains wisely
When the winter sun shines through your windows, let the light (and heat) in by opening the curtains. The sun can help your home stay warm naturally throughout the day. On the other hand, be sure to close your curtains at night when the sun sets and temperatures drop to conserve heat.
Invest in a programable thermostat
Programmable thermostats can help you regulate temperatures throughout the day with the overall goal of conserving heat and energy. We already mentioned how lowering the temperature at night is a good idea, but you also may drop the temperature a few degrees during the day when the household is at work or school.
Complete a home energy audit
When you save energy, you’re also conserving heat. A home energy audit is often the first step in making your home more efficient. An audit can help you assess how much energy your home uses and evaluate what measures you can take to improve efficiency. Heat Relief has made investing in energy efficiency more effortless and affordable to all.
Need more tips on how to conserve heat this winter? Give our team of professionals at Heat Relief a call at (503) 877-1713 to schedule an appointment.