Take advantage of the sun – Open your curtains or blinds during the day to allow the heat from the sun to warm up your home. It’s important to remember that to keep the heat inside, it’s a good idea to close your blinds at night.
Find and seal leaks – You can prevent air leaks by adding or replacing caulking and weather stripping around places such as windows, doors, and electrical outlets. For more information on draft proofing check out: https://www.efficiencyns.ca/product/draft-proofing/
Turn down your thermostat – Try lowing your thermostat to a temperature you are comfortable with. When you lower your thermostat one degree your heating cost can be reduced by 3 percent.
Maintain your heating system – Your heating system should have regular maintenance to ensure it is running at optimal levels to heat your home without using extra energy.
Close off unused rooms – Put cold in its place by closing the doors of any unused rooms of your house. Shutting internal doors prevents cold air from circulating through the rest of your house while containing heat in the rooms you are using, keeping things warm and cozy.
Cover your floors – Rugs and carpets may seem like stylish home accessories, but they have a much more practical energy saving function – they’re insulators. Bare floors can account for as much as 10% of heat loss, not to mention how it feels to have cold feet. Wooden floors with gaps or cracks should be treated with a silicone-based filler to prevent drafts. A pair of warm and fuzzy slippers helps too!
Bundle up – Instead of turning your thermostat up, cuddle up in a warm sweater, put on some cozy socks and slip into a pair of comfy slippers. This is one of the easiest ways to save on your heating bill immediately.