In the fall, it can be tempting to turn on your heating system at the first sign of cold temperatures. This time of year, there are many temperature swings – one day you may feel heating is needed, the next you may want to turn the air conditioner back on.
Despite cooler temperatures, if you resist turning your heater on until cool weather is here to stay, you can keep your energy bills lower. Instead of firing up the furnace for a cool day or night, try these energy-saving tips for added warmth.
- Hang heavier curtains. Using thermal curtains in the winter can help prevent heat loss around the windows. Hang them this fall to prevent your Cincinnati home from cooling down.
- Seal air leaks. Sealing air leaks throughout your home will keep cool air out and help your home retain more of the warm air indoors. This will keep your home more comfortable now, and will work to prevent heat loss in the winter. Seal around window and door frames, around pipe penetrations to the exterior of the home, and any other areas where visible gaps and cracks are present.
- Cover up. Instead of turning on your heating system and racking up heating expenses so early in the fall, cover up instead of turning the thermostat up. Wear a sweater and warm socks instead of turning on the furnace; add an extra blanket to the beds or a throw for your couch to stay warm in the evenings and overnight.
The longer you resist turning on the heating system in your Cincinnati home, the more energy savings you’ll generate. In early fall, temperatures fluctuate, and turning on the furnace once can lead to energy waste when warm weather comes again.
Before turning on your furnace, boiler, or other heating system this season, call Nelson Comfort to schedule preventative maintenance for your heating equipment. This service will improve your system’s performance and efficiency throughout the winter, saving you money and improving your comfort.