A home heating system control regulates when the different elements of a heating system turn off and on. The most critical control from your point of view is the thermostat that turns the system — or at the minimum the distribution system — off and on to keep you cozy.
Home heating saves you cash on your utility bill — and assists in fighting global warming all at the same time. Plus, it may give cold air, according to which season it is, from the air, earth, or water, to cool or heat your house.
Home Heating System
As the weather turns cold outside, it is great to be cozy and warm inside your house. The thing is, you likely will not enjoy that comfortable feeling so much if you are busy being concerned with skyrocketing energy bills. Here is the good news: there are lots of methods of saving on heating costs and staying cozy in the winter — and most of them are inexpensive and simple to take care of.
Warm Air In, Cold Air Out
The main way to slash your home heating bills without having to sacrifice comfort is by decreasing heat exchange. In simple terms, it means keeping the wintry, cold air out and the heated, warm air in.
Say no to cold drafts. Repair caulk and cracks around the entry points for plumbing pipes, electrical cables, etc. Replace all worn weather stripping as needed. Install a chimney-top damper, as well as a door for the fireplace, or use a “chimney sheep” or chimney balloon. Raise the threshold upon entrance doors in order to eliminate gaps. Crafty souls may fashion draft snakes in order to block the frigid winds even more.
Watch for windows. The windows are a trouble spot which are responsible for as high as 25% of home heat loss. If you aren’t in the market to purchase new energy-efficient windows right now, insulate instead. Some storm windows, preferably that have a low-emissivity coating, are a fairly affordable way to insulate; but, do not use them with aluminum windows, as heat buildup will damage the frames. Easy alternatives are applying plastic film to the windowpanes or hanging up tightly woven, heavy, or quilted drapes (make sure you close them in the evening).
Stop all of the energy thieves. Put in insulation inside the attic (do not forget the hatch, too) and crawl space. Cover and caulk AC units; special winter air conditioning covers are made for this purpose. Insulate the area around all electrical receptacles.
Get the Top Performance from the Home Heating System
Put in a smart home system or programmable thermostat to regulate your heating. You will not need to be concerned any more about turning your temperature down in the evening or as you leave for work — it is all taken care of.
Check the heating system’s ductwork for any leaks, and seal then insulate it. Clean your air registers and be certain nothing is blocking them. Change the HVAC filters each month.