With this thirst for savings, what other avenues can be explored within your home – without adding to the cost of your house’s budget?
Additional savings can be accomplished quite easily and readily with a little bit of common sense and thought. Basically, all you need do is make some adjustments in how you live within your home – but none should cause you any inconvenience or hardship and, to reiterate, they will not cost you one single penny!
Have a chat with a professional organization such as aplusair.ca Heating, Air conditioning & Ventilation; they are a terrific resource of simple, easy to initiate money saving tips. Did you know that if you were to close the drapes or shutters over large windows and glass doors, you will have formed an effective ‘barrier’ against heat loss during the winter and heat gain during the summer?
In the event your home does not have a central air conditioning system but is heated with a forced air system of some kind and uses room air conditioners, close all system vents (floor and ceiling) so the cool air isn’t wasted.
Typically your home has rooms that are seldom used; close the vents in these rooms and shut the doors most of the time. One important caveat; make sure the rooms get enough heat to prevent mildew from growing or their contents being damaged.
With air conditioning, cold air naturally settles downward. Adjust any and all registers or outlets so the cooler, conditioned air is also blowing up.
Make sure the outside portion of an air conditioning system – central or otherwise, is not in direct sunlight or blocked from free airflow by bushes, trees – or inadvertently-placed children’s’ toys.
If you have a wood-burning fire fireplace, keep the damper closed – except, of course when you have a fire going. Updrafts will quickly suck heated air out through the chimney. And, as much as possible, attempt to maintain proper humidity. A house that’s too dry can feel uncomfortably cold – even when the temperature setting is correct.
At aplusair.ca Heating, Air Conditioning & Ventilation they want to help you make informed decisions when it comes to the comfort and enjoyment of your home. With expert staff and second-to-none service, they can provide all your residential, commercial or institutional heating and cooling solutions. For more information, visit www.aplusair.ca.