The holiday is the time of the year when we celebrate family gatherings and parties in Biloxi, MS homes. Besides the holiday fun, celebrations can also leave a dent in your comfort and budget. Good thing, there are effective ways to reduce your overall heating costs while keeping your home comfortable and efficient.
Here are the holiday heating tips you can follow this season:
Open Your Blinds and Curtains
Let the warmth of the sun come inside your home to facilitate your heating system in reducing its workloads. Open your blinds and curtains during the day when the sun shines to allow a heat build-up indoors. At night, close all blinds and curtains to keep the accumulated heat inside your home.
Seal Your Leaky Windows
Try to check your windows to spot if there are leaks. Stand close to them, and if you feel the chilly air rushing in, it means your windows have gaps or cracks. These openings do not only let the cold air to get in, but they also allow the heated air to escape, resulting in discomfort and high energy bills. Use caulk or weather-stripping to seal these cracks.
Use a Programmable Thermostat
Programmable thermostats help reduce your energy consumption. You can program it to warm your home during the day, drop the temperature overnight, and warm back your space before you roll out of bed in the morning. It does a great job of managing your indoor temperature, whether your home is hosting a holiday gathering or your family is out for a Christmas party.
Check Your Ductwork
Sometimes, you only need to check your ductwork to bring back your heating system’s proper function and your home’s comfort. Spot the cracks and holes in your duct to prevent the heated air from escaping. Also, clean the dirt and debris there to allow proper airflow inside your home. Call your local HVAC company to get the job done.
Keep Your Ceiling Fans On
Fans can also be used for the chilly winter. If you have ceiling fans at home, you can switch them over to push the heated air back down into the surface of your rooms. Doing so facilitates the heated air to stay down, keeping you and your guests comfortable and warm throughout the holiday season.
The holiday should be a fun season to celebrate with your family, friends, and guests. Don’t let the heating woes spoil the fun of holiday celebrations.
If you need more tips or looking for quality heating services to prep your home for the upcoming holiday, contact North Bay Heating & Air. We service Biloxi, MS, and nearby areas.