Energy-Conserving Ways to Crank up the Heat and Save Money This Season

    As a homeowner, you are always looking for ways to cut costs. You can significantly reduce costs by making your home more energy-efficient. To get the most out of your home, in addition to making sure that it is airtight, you should make sure that it is safe as well.

    That way, you’ll have peace of mind because you are saving money and reducing the risk of an accident. Here is what you should do this season:


    Again, it needs to be ventilated to make your home heat more efficiently. Airflow is crucial in keeping the home reasonably dry. If a house is too moist, it won’t heat evenly, creating problems.

    You can either open windows now and then a tiny bit or use exhaust fans or a heat exchange pump to create that balance.

    Check Your Alarms

    A good home is a safe home, so provide yourself with peace of mind by checking on your fire and carbon monoxide alarms. Do you have enough?

    It’s advisable to have a smoke alarm on every floor. The same goes with carbon monoxide alarms, but place them near the furnace if you only have a couple.

    Test units to make sure that they work correctly. Put in new batteries. Make sure your home is equipped with fire extinguishers (one on every level).


    The most important thing you can do to save money as a homeowner is to ensure that your home is airtight. You can accomplish that by making sure that there is enough insulation.

    Most heat loss happens through the walls, not doors and windows, so good quality insulation is essential. There are some known signs that your home needs more insulation: drafts and breezes running through your home, frequent attic leaks, high heating bills, fluctuating temperatures in your home, and problems with pests.

    It’s a good investment to upgrade your insulation. Not only will you be more comfortable, but you will also reduce your heating bills by 20-40 percent.

    And, if you need help, don’t forget to contact our team of professional plumbers here at Genmor Plumbing!

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