Eco-Friendly Ways of Keeping Your House Warm this Winter
November 19, 2013 by
Nothing other than your warm bed seems to get more comfortable during winters. But you cannot stay in it all through the season and will need to get out of it eventually. So why not winterize your house in an eco-friendly manner this time? Not only will it keep your house warm and make the best use of your home heating system, but also help the environment.
Eco-Friendly Habits for Making Your House Warm
Here are a few tips for you to ensure that you get a warm, winterized house without wasting any valuable energy.
- Keep the thermostat level low
Just turning down your thermostat level by 1- 3 degrees will help you in enjoying the winter without hurting your budget or the environment.
- Clean your air filters frequently and also replace them when needed
This is another simple tip to make sure that your house stays warm enough. Usually air filters get dirty and clogged when they are not cleaned for too long. This can also block the heat flow. Checking these filters regularly will help you in reducing the amount of energy used by them ultimately saving your money too.
- Don’t keep the vents covered
Most people end up blocking their vents which results in usage of more energy. Simply making sure that the vents are unblocked can help you in efficient energy utilization.
- Seal cracks, holes, window and spaces
This is another simple tip to keep the warm air right in your house and avoid the cold breeze from getting in.
- Go for double-pane windows
Single pane windows don’t help much when it comes to keeping your house warm or making efficient utilization of energy. On the other hand, double pane windows end up acting like insulators.
- Invest in a pellet stove or furnace
This is another eco-friendly way of keeping your house warm. Pellet stoves make use of biomass or compressed wood making them an energy efficient option. Also the fuel that they give out contains considerably lesser level of carbon dioxide.
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Companies can make use of eco friendly promotional items to make people aware of the simple ways in which they can save the environment, energy as well as their money. Once people start inculcating these small yet effective habits, it won’t take long to bring in a sustainable change.