One of the most effective ways to efficiently heat your home is to install a smart thermostat. Smart thermostats can save you money by automatically adjusting the temperature in your home based on your daily schedule. For example, if you typically leave for work at 8 AM and don't return until 6 PM, there's no need to heat your home to a comfortable temperature during those hours. A smart thermostat will automatically lower the temperature while you're away and then raise it again shortly before you're due to arrive home.
In addition to saving you money, smart thermostats are also more environmentally-friendly than traditional thermostats. By automatically adjusting the temperature in your home, they help reduce energy waste. Since you can control them remotely via a smartphone or tablet, there's no need to worry about accidentally leaving the heat on when you go on vacation.
Additional Ways to Reduce Energy Waste
Seal Windows and Doors
Ensure your windows and doors do not allow the warm air to escape, inevitably causing your heater to run more than it should. If you hold your hand up to the window or door and feel air flowing through, add a seal to prevent drafts. Doing so will help keep cold air out and warm air inside.
Install heavy curtains or blinds on your windows. They serve as additional insulation and will assist with keeping your home warm. During the day, open the blinds or curtains to allow the warmth of the sunlight to help keep you cozy indoors. Close the blinds and curtains at night to help keep in the warm air.
Finally, ensure that your furnace is running smoothly and efficiently by having it serviced annually by a qualified professional. Doing so will prolong its lifespan and ensure that it's operating at peak efficiency, inevitably saving you money.
Give us a call to ensure your home keeps you warm this winter! (901) 295-4434. At AirMasters Air Conditioning & Heating, our experts are equipped with the knowledge and experience to make sure you stay warm all winter.