By 25 December, you can find a tree standing in every house. After all, Christmas is one of the year’s most important holidays. It is a time when gifts represent the love you have for the family, and candles represent wishes. Many years ago, every house was a hotbed for the next twelve days and nights, represented by the burning of a Christmas log. Since we have adapted candles instead of burning logs, there are new ways to keep you and your loved ones warm during your holidays.
Having a Warm Home During Winter
Temperature defines the comfort of your home. To guarantee you and your loved ones a comfortable Christmas, a great gift that the whole family can appreciate is to improve the heated air circulation of your house using one of the following methods:
- windows that are more energy-efficient
- UV light
- programmable thermostat (Wi-Fi enabled)
- extra window and attic insulation
- high-efficient gas furnace
- indoor air cleaners
- new roofing
Maintaining Your Gas Furnace
Cleaning and checking the gas furnace is one of the easiest ways, but the mean radiant temperature (average temperature of all surfaces indoors) can be greatly improved by using the strategies mentioned above. Some may even make your household comfortable at a very affordable price.
Unplug Unused Appliances
Even when plugged in appliances do not perform a task, they still manage to suck energy consistently. This can amount up to an extra $100 a year per appliance! Therefore, it is extremely important that you equip your home with one of the individual heating components. You can greatly decrease your home's energy consumption. Each of the items listed can produce ideal heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) while minimizing consumption and costs.
To provide adequate ventilation with an ideal HVAC system, you should receive professional input with a home energy audit. Experts can then specify how you can reduce the amount of energy your household consumes by checking for signs of air leakage, insulation, and underperformance of equipment.
Or they can tell you when to use a programmable thermostat. One way to lower your bills is to program your thermostat so that it can keep your heat between 10 and 15 degrees at certain times of the day. This can prevent you from overpaying on a monthly basis. By pressing a button, you can even keep the air at the desired temperature while traveling for the holidays.
Contact the Professionals at Cahill
A professional audit can also tell you how to weather windows against storms and drafts. Best of all, heat retention can be improved by 25- 50 percent by heeding professional advice. Vital information such as this can help you significantly avoid heat loss for many years to come. Contact the experts at Cahill Heating, Air Conditioning, & Electric at 847-469-1794 for a free consultation.