Weather in Arkansas can be unpredictable, and before you know it, we could be facing freezing rain and terrible ice storms. In addition, you may be wondering just how high your heating bills will be this year, and if there’s anything you can do about it. Fortunately, there’s a lot you can do about it, and here are few tips we’d like to share with you on how you can winterize your home.
Use a programmable thermostat.
We can install one for you, and show you how to program it so that when you’re not home you’re not heating the entire house. This could potentially save you hundreds of dollars each year if done correctly. Also, we recommend you turn your heat down at night to well below 75 (give 68 or 69 a try to start), since you can easily bundle up under the covers.
Get a carbon monoxide detector.
This tip may not save you much money but it could save your life! Did you know that any appliance that burns fuel creates carbon monoxide? Examples include a gas furnace, a gas stove and a gas hot water heater. Liquid fuel space heaters like kerosene heaters and wood stoves can also give off carbon monoxide. Just like you have smoke detectors to help protect you in the case of a house fire; a carbon monoxide detector will warn you of any dangerous carbon monoxide in your home.
Any air leaks keep your home from maintaining heat. The good news is you have us. We can seal your ductwork for you! Call today to learn more: 501-626-8506
Finally, making sure you have good insulation is a great way to hold the heat in your home in the winter time, while keeping the cold out. If you’re in need of new insulation, let us tell you about the benefits of spray foam insulation and how it can keep your home comfortable, while keeping costs down.
You don’t have to spend a fortune to save a bundle, just use these handy tips to have peace of mind and a little extra spending money left over for all of those holiday gifts!
Feel free to contact us to seal your ductwork, to get a programmable thermostat and carbon monoxide detector, or learn more about spray foam insulation. Every little bit helps when you’re cutting costs and saving money.
And remember to keep checking back each month for more great tips and tricks on our blog.