Just like the way you prepare your home to remain comfortable and efficient during the summer months, your home's comfort and efficiency also needs some attention during the winter. While you get busy during the Holiday season, sometimes you get forget to think about taking energy and money-saving measures for your home. By the time you realize, chances are you have already worked up quite an energy bill!
Here are five ways you can save energy in an older Ormond Beach Home this winter:
Turning Down the Heat
Although this idea might seem slightly bizarre, it works; turning down the thermostat during the winter will save you money. It simply follows the idea that you don’t need the whole house to be extremely warm. By maintaining a comfortable temperature around most rooms, you can invest in a space heater for areas such as the living room where most of the family gathers. This will ensure that the most frequented room remains heated, and you save some money by keeping the temperature lower in less-used parts of your home.
Take Advantage of Your Windows
Sometimes during the winter months, even in places such as bright Ormond Beach, the sun refuses to shine every now and then. On days that are full of warm sunshine, take advantage of that warmth and let it in through your windows. Peel back the curtains and let your home get some natural heat but make sure to close the curtains as soon as the sun begins to set.
Windows can also be a huge source of heat loss during these cold months so ensuring they are covered during the darker hours can help you retain some warmth inside.
Inspect Your Attic
Low-quality insulation can be a big culprit when it comes to heat loss in your homes. The warm air that escapes through your attic doesn’t just result in heat loss for your home but also can create mold and damage your roof. A well-insulated attic is a sure way to keep the warm air inside your living space for longer and keep your heating costs down as well.
Don’t Block Your Vents
This suggestion may seem quite trivial, but this little detail is often overlooked when setting up new furniture or moving around other objects in your home. Make sure the warm air coming through your vents is not obstructed by a bookshelf or couch by assessing your furniture placement. Use your floor layout to your advantage by keeping areas where vents are present completely open so that all rooms can get evenly heated.
Seal the Air Leaks
No matter how many energy-efficient investments you make, chances are you will still suffer heat loss if you have small air leaks around the house. These can be present anywhere – the roof, walls, doors, and windows. Hidden energy leaks can cost you a lot in the long run if they continue to go unnoticed!
For more ideas on how to save energy in your Ormond beach homes, talk to our team at Fretwell Homes. Our building experts ensure that each home we create is built keeping in mind all energy-efficient measures. Each home built is a Florida Power and Light Certified Energy Efficient Home. With high quality windows, appropriate insulation, the correct size HVAC equipment, and physical pressure tests (to make sure there a minimal leaks) we strive for efficiency. We make it a priority.