Winter may be getting closer to being over, but in Colorado, there are still several months of cold weather to deal with. There may also be a few more giant storms to endure. Dealing with the cold and having to heat the house can take a toll on your wallet with high energy bills.
Finding ways to be more energy efficient in the winter doesn’t have to be difficult. With a few changes, it’s possible to save some money so that the winter energy bills don’t drain you dry. Below are a few suggestions to consider to be energy efficient in the winter.
Install a gas fireplace
While there may be a large upfront cost for this, in the long run, it will be more energy efficient. Gas fireplaces can be incredibly efficient when it comes to heating your house, and it may allow you to lower your thermostat so that the furnace doesn’t have to run as much. This will definitely have an impact on your heating bill.
If you already have a gas fireplace, ensure that it is running properly and efficiently by having it inspected. If it needs serviced, the professionals at Hi-Tech Appliances have the skills and expertise to do gas fireplace service repair so that your fireplace is heating the way it’s supposed to.
Turn off the heat in rooms you aren’t using
If there are rooms in your home that only get used every so often or rarely, then turn off the heat to these places. There’s no sense in heating and paying the extra cost for these rooms if no one is using them. It’s a waste of energy and a drain on your wallet.
Use a programmable thermostat
Having a programmable thermostat allows you to change the temperature throughout the day. If you’re away at work for most of the day, then the house doesn’t have to be as warm and toasty. It can also be turned down at night. These small changes could save you big.
Contact Hi-Tech Appliance for questions about fireplace needs!