You pay more for energy when it is cold. This is because winter is when you spend more time indoors. It can get very cold here in Oregon, as it had during the holidays and into the beginning of the new year.
You can still reduce your energy expenditures this season, by implementing a few creative ideas.. Wouldn’t in be nice to have some extra money left over to go shopping in Portland?
Your air conditioner has started hibernating. Your heating unit, be it a furnace or heat pump, consumes a significant amount of your energy bill. Make sure to schedule seasonal maintenance so your system runs at maximum efficiency.
Consider a replacement if the unit is more than 10 years old. Consumer Reports says modern gas furnaces can burn at a remarkable 97 percent efficiency due to recent regulations and innovations. Your energy bills will be significantly reduced by investing in a replacement. A replacement is a wonderful holiday gift that adults can enjoy (at least).
This is also true for your water heater. If it isn’t, make sure to service it properly and order a new one if necessary.
Global International wishes you a joyful winter. Our team has prepared helpful tips and tricks to help you stay warm during winter. Call us 503-770-HVAC
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You can reduce your heating costs by learning how to identify heat loss in your house and how to stop it. Because your home isn’t completely sealed, warm air can get in through cracks or crevices. Cold outdoor air can sometimes get in through unsealed ducting. Through these openings, up to one-quarter your home’s heat could be lost. Heat loss is also common in the following areas:
Winter is fast closing in and it’s that time again when you may be wondering ‘why is my house so cold?’. There are a number of reasons why your house could be susceptible to cold and you will be happy to know they are generally issues that can be easily solved.
Cold air can seep in through gaps in your windows, doors, floorboards or attics. Even if you put your heaters on and your home doesn’t have adequate protection the warm air can escape as quickly as the cold air enters.