It’s officially November, and the temperatures in Dayton, OH, have taken their cue to begin dropping. Let’s start this cold-weathered season right by reviewing some ways to save money on heating. Insulating is Key Insulating is a hot winter trend. Run your heating unit less this year by practicing the following guidelines:
  • Stop the drafts: If the air surrounding the front or back door feels chilly, you’re likely suffering from under-the-door drafts. Don’t worry though; the remedy is simple. Just buy or make a draft stopper.
  • Warm the windows: In addition to looking good and providing privacy, window drapes also help warm the house. After all, hanging drapes is like hanging a blanket from the ceiling.
  • Caulk those cracks: According to the U.S. Department of Energy, caulking air leaks can shave 5%–10% off your heating bill. Caulking around window crevices is an especially helpful way to keep the heat inside.
Try to implement these steps as quickly as possible, because this winter will likely be cold. The Farmer’s Almanac is predicting a “biting cold and snowy” winter for Indiana, Ohio, and the surrounding states. You’ll need an energy-efficient home so the heat pump or furnace doesn’t have to work as hard. Heating Care 101 While you’re busy air sealing the home, have the experts at Allied Services, Inc. tune up the HVAC system. A simple and affordable HVAC inspection will increase the heater’s efficiency this winter. It will also alert us to any potential problems before they become major crises. If we do find problems, our technicians can do a heater or furnace repair. We’ve been serving Dayton for over 58 years. Contact us at (937) 269-5059 to make an appointment today. The professionals at look forward to serving you.