It’s that time of year, where the weather drops but our heating bills rise. Oklahoma isn’t the coldest state, but we are still affected by freezing temperatures that make leaving the house unbearable.
However, it can get pricey staying home where the heat is. That’s why we’re going to give you some helpful tips that will let you keep your warm air and money in place.
Why It Happens
First, we must understand why heating gets so expensive. When it first starts to get cold, we notice it immediately. The spike happens fast, so our first instinct is to crank the heat up. When that happens the furnace has to work overtime to compete against the chilly air outside and thus the price is raised.
How to Prevent Raised Prices
So, how do we fight this injustice while keeping warm? There are several ways you can keep the cold away without using your thermostat. The first choice is layers. Enjoy the sweater weather indoors by getting cozy in knit and maybe a few blankets. Scientists say that heat escapes your body fastest through your feet and head, so wear warm socks and throw on a hat.
Another solution is to take a look at your home and assess the insulation. There’s a good chance the cold air is coming through cracks in your doors and windows to invest in some good weatherstripping or caulk. Sealing off any holes will keep your home warm in the winter as well as cool in the summer.
Finally, call the experts. Making sure your HVAC unit is up to code will save you money on bills and repairs in the future. You should have your furnace serviced once a year, preferably before winter strikes, to make sure it’s running properly.
We will get your Heater and Air Conditioner working and keep it working. It is no secret your air conditioner and heater play a vital role in your life. If you would like to make an appointment, call (405) 305-5734 today.