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How Do I Conserve Heat During The Winter?


Winter is dark and cold and can increase heating costs at home. It’s the season when your furnace runs throughout, and you use fireplaces more often to keep warm. Also, most homes use water heaters more during winter because people like to take warmer showers. Fortunately, you can curb the increasing heating costs in winter by conserving heat. Here are some ways that you can conserve heat and save on heating costs.

Lower the Thermostat

You can conserve heat during winter by lowering your thermostat, especially during the night since you can use an extra blanket to conserve heat. It’s also a good idea to shut off heaters when no one is at home and set the thermostat to heat the home a few minutes before you arrive.

Insulate the Attic and Ceiling

Heat rises in your home, and it can escape through the roof when the ceiling is not insulated correctly. Consider insulating ceilings and attic to at least a rating of 30. However, some areas require a rating of 40 or more, depending on how cold it gets during winter. Talk to a professional to suggest the appropriate insulation for ceilings, walls, and attics.

Check Furniture Arrangement

The furniture arrangement in your house could be restricting airflow. Consequently, you notice a higher output from the boiler or furnace. You can conserve heat in your home by rearranging the furniture and installing a hood over the vents to direct warm air into the house.

Install a Tankless Water Heater

Using a tankless water heater is an effective way to conserve heat during winter. The best part about this technology is that it’s affordable. A tankless water heater enables you to conserve heat by heating water on demand instead of continuously heating and storing hot water. You can see substantial savings this winter with a tankless water heater.

It is possible to heat your home affordably. Talk to our experts to insulate your home and install a tankless water heater for heat conservation. We will also advise on other heat conservation options for your home. Salem homeowners also come to us for AC maintenance, heat pumps, heating repair and maintenance, and indoor air quality. Call Loren’s Heating & Air today to learn more ways of conserving heat during winter!

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