The cold winter weather is upon us and we are seeing a number of Utah homeowners deal with expensive heating bills. Replacing your insulation is one option as it will be able to help you stay warm, but there are a number of other things you can do to reduce your heating costs. Here are some things you can do to keep warm.
Replace the Weather-stripping
Look around the windows and doors of your home to replace any missing or worn out weather-stripping. This will help to keep cold air from leaking into the home and will keep the hot air inside your home. Check around all the windows and doors to fix areas that need to be repaired.
Replace Windows and Doors
Another important thing to do is to replace old windows and doors. Single-paned windows are prone to letting the cold air inside the home. Replacing the windows inside your home will help to trap the heat inside your home. If you cannot afford to replace the windows, add window film to each window as it can act like double paned windows to give you the relief from the colder air.
Use Blankets on the Bed
If you want to keep your heating costs under control, start adding blankets to your bed at night. Keep your thermostat setting lower at night and use blankets as it can save up to 3 percent on your annual heating costs.
Turn on a Ceiling Fan
Turn your ceiling fan on the opposite setting in the winter as it reverses the flow of air, allowing the cooler air to mix with the warm air that is trapped at the ceiling. Doing this can save 15 percent on your heating bill.
Add Insulation to Your Home
Even a newer home can have problems with insulation. You need to replace insulation that starts to become compacted over the years. One of the best things you can do is call our office today to have us check on the insulation levels in your home. We will do a complete test to help identify problems with air leaks and other serious concerns that are leading you to have expensive heating costs. Call our Layton office today for more information, 801-928-7039.