3 Ways to Reduce Home Heating Bills
Temperatures in Seattle and the Northwest aren't high right now, but your heating bill might be!
Here are 3 quick and easy ways to get your heating bills to drop with the temperature!
- Smart Thermostat: Why not use the best of technology? Intelligent thermostats can provide significant savings in several different ways. Some even detect the outside temperature/humidity to help analyze and adjust the inside temperature to maximize efficiency and comfort. This is one of the most affordable ways to save money on heating bills! Some smart thermostats are available for under $30. Having a consistent and affordable indoor temp can help avoid costly damage, like frozen pipes. You can always count on SERVPRO of Seattle Northwest to help with water damage from frozen pipes, but let's try to avoid that!
- Insulate attic and attic doors: If it's a bit drafty in your house, you can bet you're losing money. Insulation is an absolute must to keep heating bills down. Neglecting attic areas is a common mistake that can be reducing the efficiency of your heating source.
- Pay attention to Windows and Doors: 25% of the heat in your house (heat that you've paid for!) is lost through windows and uninsulated patio doors. If you convert that percentage to a dollar amount, we think you'd be surprised at the amount of money you're spending to throw your heat out the window! Check your windows and doors seasonally, to ensure there are no broken seals, or you'll be facing more than a heat efficiency issue. With the amount of rain we’re getting this time of year, a broken seal will cause an indoor flood. SERVPRO of Seattle Northwest specializes in water damage, and we are the best at restoring property catastrophes…but let's try to avoid that, shall we?
From smart thermostats to window seals, these little details all add up to higher cost and higher risk for potential home damage!
If you’re experiencing seasonal home damage, call SERVPRO of Seattle Northwest at (206) 789-2300