With the weather getting colder in Titusville, Florida, you’re probably already thinking of ways to stay warm during the holidays and cut back on energy costs. When it comes to energy savings, a little effort can go a long way. The following three energy-saving suggestions will help keep your energy bills down and your house warm throughout the holiday season.
Use LED Light Bulbs
You may have already changed out any incandescent light bulbs for LED bulbs throughout your home, but are your strings of holiday lights LED lights too? While incandescent lights produce 90% heat and 10% light, LED lights use at least 75% less energy. Therefore, replacing any strings of old incandescent holiday lights with LED lights will help keep your electric bill down throughout the holiday season and reduce fire hazards.
Seal Your Home
Another way to keep energy bills down is checking for and sealing up any air leaks around your windows and doors. Now that the temperature outside is often lower than your preferred indoor temperature, do all you can to keep warm air inside your home. You can easily seal air leaks by adding caulk around your windows and installing weatherstripping or a door sweep to your outside doors.
While a smart thermostat can enhance indoor comfort, an air leak through a window or door will still allow warm air to escape and make your furnace work harder to maintain your desired temperature. Therefore take the time to seal up any leaks to help your furnace run efficiently and keep your energy bills lower.
Use the Fireplace Wisely
If you use regularly use your fireplace to keep warm during the winter, be sure to use grates made of C-shaped metal tubes to help circulate the warm air into the room instead of straight out the chimney. Also, after each use, don’t forget to close the damper to keep the warm air inside.
Keep your energy bills down this winter by implementing these simple tips. If you’re experiencing any issues with your furnace, call Bencraft Mechanical Services Inc. today at (321) 978-0927 to schedule an inspection with one of our team members.
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