Posted on: Dec 10, 2015
Turning up the heat during the fall and winter can put a dent in your energy bill. However, there are simple ways to keep your home warm and comfortable without having to worry about the cost.
Drapes and curtains can go a long way in blocking out the winter chill. Choose thermal curtains in colors and patterns that match your furniture and décor. You can drape and layer fabrics, or keep it simple by using single, heavyweight panels. Install the curtains above the window frame to ensure maximum protection from drafts.
On sunny days, keep your curtains open to allow the sun to naturally heat your home. Make sure your windows are free from dust and dirt, as they can block the sun’s warming rays. For an eco-friendly way to clean your windows, use white vinegar on inside and outside panes.
Turn your thermostat back 10-15 degrees Fahrenheit for 8-10 hours while you’re away or asleep. This can save you about 10 percent on your heating and cooling costs, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. If you don’t have a programmable thermostat, it is wise to invest in one that can lower or increase the heat without you having to worry about your schedule.
To keep your heater working at full capacity, schedule cold-weather maintenance with a reputable HVAC company. We are experts in checking your system’s efficiency, heat distribution systems and performance factors. We also can suggest more ways to reduce your energy costs.
To schedule HVAC maintenance, or to learn about heating and cooling in Oklahoma City and Tulsa, give us a call or leave us a message anytime.