Even in Texas, it can get chilly. Having a properly heated home can mean the difference between a happy family and a cold one. Thankfully, there are a few quick, inexpensive things you can do to make this winter more bearable.
Heating Tips To Help You Stay Cozy This Winter:
- Program the thermostat: This may seem counter-productive, but for every degree, you reduce your thermostat in the winter, you can reduce heating bills by 5%. Use a programmable thermostat to make the most of your heating system and prevent the unnecessary running of your furnace when you’re not home.
- Insulate: A properly insulated home will keep you warm in the winter and cool in the summer. Even little things like adding foam pads behind electrical outlets and switches can make a big difference. If you’re unsure about how to perform this electrical repair, talk to a Texas electrician first.
- Close the shades: A lot of your energy loss can happen through your windows. In addition to making sure your windows are properly sealed, close your drapes and shades to better insulate your home.
- Baseboard heaters: Baseboard heaters are a safe and efficient way to increase the temperature of individual rooms. Consult a Dallas Electrician before trying to install this yourself.
- Heat pumps: If it’s time for you to overhaul your heating system, consider installing an electric heat pump instead of a traditional gas furnace. These eco-friendly appliances will reduce your carbon footprint while reducing your heating bill.
- Use a Power Conditioner: Using a power conditioner can decrease the power bill by 25% for homes that have electric heaters.
These are just a few of the ways you can warm up this winter and make the most of your home’s energy. If you’re interested in learning more about ways to efficiently heat your house, or if you have other questions about general electric repair, give us a call and we’ll help you design the electrical plan that’s right for you.
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