The cold winter months have not yet passed and you may find yourself reaching for the thermostat more frequently during the cooler months. You may be able to find ways to avoid turning up the heat and using more resources than necessary, here are a few to get you started:

Bundle up with layers this winter instead of cranking the heat. A nice cozy pair of socks and a warm sweater or long sleeve shirt can ensure you stay warmer without costing more money. Cuddling up with a warm blanket when you feel a chill coming on and you can save hundreds each year when you are able to avoid using your in line heaters, over the side heaters, and temperature controllers within your HVAC system.

Having regular maintenance and inspections done to your furnace and hot water storage tanks can keep things running smoothly and keep you warm all winter. Back in 2013, boiler and heat exchanger manufacturing grossed over 7 billion U.S. dollars. An annual or seasonal inspection may be the best way to keep your heaters pumping hot air all winter long. Having your tank coil heaters, thermal energy storage, and heating and cooling components maintained will ensure your not left out in the cold during the winter.

If you find a strange smell or discoloration coming from your hot water storage tanks you may have an issue from within your tank that can only be fixed from a professional. You may need to have parts replaced within the tank which is much cheaper than replacing the entire tank altogether. Having your hot water storage tanks serviced regularly will keep your water warm and showers comfortable. Hard water is an issue for some people around the globe and it could cause problems within your water heater as well. Be sure to keep an eye on the date of your tank as they have about a ten year life span and could end up rupturing and causing more damage.

Try using curtains and other window coverings to keep the cool drafts out and the warm air in. Laying down carpets and rugs in your home can add a few degrees of warmth to your home without breaking the bank as well. There are a number of ways you can keep your home warm without turning up the heat and these are the best ways to do so this winter.

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