Considering that cold weather fully reflects in the heating bills, it is important to know some simple tricks that will help you make some savings and the best part is that they only require minimum investments.
- Stop the heat every time you leave the house
Take advantage of the thermostats mounted on the radiators and set them to the minimum temperature, before you leave the house. Tip: Do not forget to leave the windows closed, otherwise you will find your home frozen, on your return. Have a Denver furnace repair technician out to clean your furnace, especially before the cold months, to keep your furnace running efficiently.
- Invest in a programmable environmental thermostat
Programmable thermostats that control heating systems will make your life easier. These can be set to change the ambient temperature depending on your schedule and the time of the day. For instance, you can set it at 20 degrees Celsius in the morning, 17 degrees when you leave home and at 22 degrees when you come back. This way, you will not have to operate these temperature modifications every day and, most importantly, you will not forget about them. Setting the temperature just one degree lower can save up to 3% on the heating bill.
- Do not throw the heat out of the window
Daily ventilation of the rooms is extremely important for the indoor air quality. However, before opening the windows to allow some fresh air in, do not forget to close the thermostat, otherwise you will only waste heat and money.