With winter coming up, you can bet the cold temperatures will be upon us here in Colorado soon. The best thing you can do right now is to make sure your house will be heated effectively for these low levels of temperatures. You can start improving your heating efficiency this winter by making sure your home is not losing heat through cracks and seams in your house. Chances are your house is not designed to be completely air tight, in fact, some outside air is healthy. The key to keeping heat inside your house and not radiation throughout the whole neighborhood is to make sure that you are not losing excessive amounts of heat through seams or cracks in your walls, floors, or ceilings.
Another important trick is to keep your home at a constant temperature even when you are not there. It takes less energy to keep your home at temperatures around fifty degrees when you aren’t at home and then raise the temperature when you get home than completely turn off your heat when you’re gone and crank it up when you get home. A High-Efficiency Furnace, 90% or above should not ever be set below 60 degrees. This is to protect the Primary Heat Exchanger in this type of furnace. Heating systems have to work extra hard to fight against the cold and use more energy when you have to crank the heat up when you get home from work and the house has been sitting in the cold all day.
Setting a constant temperature in your home, even if it’s warmer than the air outside will save you money and energy down the road. If you follow these simple tips, you will see a markedly lower heating bill this winter. Make sure you find your heating products along with service and know-how at American Air Heating & Air Conditioning. We can help you save even more money and energy during the cold winter months in Colorado with products and knowledge you can use.