During the winter season, when temperatures get cooler and your home needs heating, your energy bill also tends to rise. We know how difficult it is to manage your household expenses, which is why we are here to give you some tips on how to keep your home warm and prevent breaking the bank.
Seal Leaky Windows
The most common cause of high energy bills during the winter season is leaky windows. When cold drafts enter your home, your heating system must constantly work harder to keep your home warm.
One of the ways to prevent this is to keep your windows tightly sealed. You can purchase kits from your local hardware store, which may include cut-to-fit weather stripping that can be easily applied using adhesive. Caulks can also be used to seal these leaks in your window frames.
If you have the budget, you might want to get your old windows replaced with more energy efficient ones.
Keep Your Heating System Well-Maintained
One of the most effective measures to ensure that your home is energy efficient is by having your heating system inspected. Ideally, you should have your HVAC system maintained annually.
Too much dust and other particles in your heating system may affect its performance and lead to higher energy bills. At Rebel Refrigeration, we can ensure your HVAC system is in its best shape for the winter season with our maintenance program.
Also, even if professionals maintain your heating system on a regular basis, make it a point to change the filters on a monthly basis. Blockages in your filter will prevent it from blowing warm air into your home with ease.
Add Proper Insulation
An easy, yet effective, home renovation project that can help you reduce your energy bill is adding extra insulation. You can simply check the insulation in your attic, and make sure that it has at least five inches of insulation. If not, you should consider adding more.
Ideally, your attic’s insulation should have a depth of between 5 to 12 inches to keep your home energy efficient.
Take Advantage of the Sun’s Heat
We get a lot of sunshine in Las Vegas, so take advantage of that to keep your winter heating costs at a minimum. During the day, let the sunlight enter your south facing windows by keeping your curtains or blinds open. However, remember to close these curtains as the sun goes down. This will help prevent warm air from leaking out of your windows at night.
Ensure Your Home is Energy Efficient
It is important to ensure that your home is as energy-efficient as possible for the winter season. This will not only help you avoid wasting energy, but also keep your family warm and comfortable.
By working with us at Rebel Refrigeration, we can help keep your heating system in tip-top condition. We have highly trained technicians who can repair, maintain, and replace your HVAC system.
Get in touch with us today for a free inspection! Give us a call at (702) 766-9436 or contact us here.