As Colorado residents, Montano Homes is no stranger to snow, ice, and chilly Winter temperatures. While we welcome snow, especially during a record-breaking wildfire season, it does call for us to turn our heaters on. Something that homeowners have long lamented during the Summer and Winter is increased energy bills. That is why we want to help you by highlighting some common mistakes that many make when it comes to heating their homes. Mistakes that end up costing you. Here are a few things to avoid.
Setting the Thermostat Too High
You cannot rush the heating of your home. A common mistake that many makes is to crank their thermostat higher than it needs to be, thinking that it will result in heating your home faster. Unfortunately, this is not true. Instead what this will result in is your thermostat running longer and leaving you with a higher energy bill.
Not Caring for Drafts
It is not enough to simply stay away from drafty areas of your home. Drafty doors and windows can leak a significant amount of heat out from your home, thus hiking up your bill. To combat this, it is best to just take care of those drafty areas by sealing them.
Not Changing the Air Filter
If you do not constantly change out your furnace’s air filter, this could be making your energy bill creep up. This is because when your air filter is dirty, it causes your furnace to work extra hard to do its job. The solution is to just keep a regular filter change schedule to allow your furnace to work efficiently.
Heating an Empty Home
Running your thermostat, the same whether you are home or not is an easy way to spend more on your energy bill. One of the best ways to keep your home at the ideal temperature is to install a programmable thermostat. This way you can set the temperatures and times to suit your schedule. For example, you can set it not to run as high when you are at work and kick up the heat right before you get back so your home is always comfortable for you.
There are many, many advantages to living in a Montano home. One being stunning Colorado mountain views. But it also means that heating your home in the Winter is necessary. Hopefully with these tips, you will be able to do so without breaking the bank in the process.
By Montano Homes | 10-30-2020