One of the big problems Canadians face during winter is the fact that their heating bills seem to go through the roof. It’s unavoidable since no one wants to wake up cold as ice, which is a very uncomfortable experience. Cutting down on your heating costs will take a bit of effort. Here’s a few tips on how to do just that:
- Seal all the Leaks. You may not notice it, but there are several ways for warm air in your home to leak out or escape. The most common way out of air is through a defective ductwork; this is why you need someone to inspect the ductwork and to install insulation around them to keep them leak-proof. Additionally, seal up your windows and doors with weather-stripping or caulking to ensure no heat escapes.
- Ask for Professional Help. Have a heating contractor visit your home to look at your current set-up. Pros will be able to point out any improvements that need to be made. Additionally, you may ask them to look at your furnace for cleaning and tune-up purposes.
- Close Doors and Windows. Obviously, widely open doors and windows will let the heat out. Remember to close room doors and windows to ensure that warmth is kept within the room and not seeping out.