How to Keep Your Home Warm and Comfortable While Reducing Energy Costs

When it comes to heating your home, there is no one right answer. That’s because desired thermostat settings vary from family to family and are affected by financial and energy usage concerns, as well as comfort preferences. But, experts do have some helpful tips to help homeowners keep their homes warm and cozy while saving money on utility bills.

For example, ENERGY STAR recommends setting the thermostat to 68 degrees during the daytime while you’re at home. This temperature is both comfortable and energy efficient, as it allows the house to heat more quickly while preventing costly heat losses from poor insulation or worn-down door and window seals. Keeping the thermostat at lower temperatures at night and while you’re away from home can further reduce energy costs, as it prevents the heater from working overtime.

To further reduce heating costs, use ceiling fans to circulate air in rooms and improve distribution of heat. Also, consider upgrading older heating systems with newer, more efficient furnaces, heat pumps, or electric boilers. They typically require less energy to operate, and their higher efficiency ratings can cut monthly heating costs by as much as 10%. To help you find the right heating solution for your home, HomElectrical carries a wide variety of high-efficiency gas and electric heater options, as well as programmable thermostats and electric fireplaces. For more information on the best ways to reduce energy costs, contact a HomElectrical expert today. heater