It sure has gotten chilly outside over the past couple days. Do you have your thermostat cranked way up right now?
Old man winter has made his presence known in a big way, and it looks like he will be sticking around for awhile.
The weather for the next three days is going to be in the low to mid-fifties! This means more money spent on heating your home, which can add up when you are running it 24/7.
The best way to avoid paying a huge heating bill at the end of the month is to take proactive steps to prevent heat from escaping your home.
The principle is pretty simple, the more heat that you can keep in your home, the less you have to use your heater. The longer your heater stays off, the lower your heating bill will be.
So what can you do to keep more heat in your home? Here are 5 simple and cost effective ways to reduce your heating bill this winter.
Reverse Your Ceiling Fan- Free
This may seem counter-intuitive when you first think about it. Who uses their ceiling fans during the winter? If you don’t it is a good time to start! Did you know that reversing your ceiling fan can save you as much as 10% off of your heating bill!
How is this possible? When the fan blades are spinning clockwise, it sucks up the cold air from the ground and pushes the warm air near the ceiling down to the ground. This makes you feel warm without having to turn up your thermostat.
Buy A Good Blanket- $100+
There is nothing better than a nice cozy bed to sleep in a night. When it is a bone chilling 30 degrees outside, instead of blasting the heater swaddle yourself in a warm blanket that keeps heat in and the cold air out.
There are plenty of good options to choose from.
Wool: This is an excellent choice for a winter blanket because it is a natural insulator. Wool fibers are crimped which creates tiny insulating air spaces that retain heat.
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Open Your Blinds During The Day- Free
Allowing in free heat from the sun is the perfect way to keep your home warm this winter. It may be cold outside, but the sun will warm your home.
After the sun goes down, close your blinds to keep the heat in and the cold air from the windows out.
Buy Thermal Drapes- $50+
Buying thermal drapes has many advantages. Not only does it keep your home warm during the winter, and cooler during the summer. It will also keep the light out and reduces noise. Both will help you sleep better!
It is also well known that most people sleep better when the room temperature is between 65-72 degrees. Keeping the warm air in and saving money by turning down the thermostat allows you to enjoy the best of both worlds. Did you know that thermal drapes can reduce thermal loss by 25%?
Maintain Carpet- Affordable
Did you know that carpet acts as an insulator for your home? The more carpet you have, the more insulated your home becomes. A recent study conducted by the John Manville Technical Center Thermal Labs confirmed this theory.
Heat has a harder time moving through carpet than other types of flooring. This means more heat stays inside your home which is great for your heating bill. .
Not only does carpet reduce your heating bill, it also provides comfort and style to any room in your home. Did you know that we can keep your carpet looking its best all year round?
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We provide an extensive array of carpet cleaning services because we understand how much value carpet adds to your home.
Our carpet cleaning services can protect this valuable asset for years to come. We highly recommend setting up a regularly scheduled carpet cleaning..
A carpet cleaning every 12-18 months is good for most people, but if your carpet receives more foot traffic than normal or if you suffer from allergies a more aggressive cleaning schedule should be considered.
Professional carpet cleaning protects your carpet fibers from carpet shredding dust that accumulates in your carpet over time.
Our carpet cleaning services also extend the service life of your carpet and keeps your carpet warranty valid!
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