3 Ways You Can Affordably Heat Your Home This Winter
Plus, Our Favorite & Most Efficient Home Heating Method!
Staying warm and storm-ready is at the forefront of every homeowner’s mind during the winter months. Astronomical energy bills could be on the horizon if you don’t have an affordable or efficient home heating plan in place. Read below to explore a few cost-effective methods to keep your home in the Greater Puget Sound area or the surrounding areas, cozy and warm this winter and avoid high electric bills!
1. Wood-Burning Fireplace
A wood-burning fireplace is a time-tested method for heating homes. With very few moving parts, there’s little opportunity for this to go out of commission when you’re in dire need of heat during the coldest months of the year. However, with that, there are a few drawbacks to this relatively inexpensive solution, though. Continually stoking the fire can be a labor-intensive process, and if you have small children or pets, the flames could pose a serious safety hazard. In addition, this isn’t a whole-home heating solution, but it will keep particular areas of your home warm when you need it most. Regular fireplace maintenance and cleaning of chimneys and flues is required.
2. Space Heater
We’ve written before about the idea of using space heaters to heat your home and keep you comfortable. Like fireplaces, they’re an option for smaller spaces but aren’t an energy-effective or efficient heating method for your entire home. If you’re in a pinch and need a quick solution, this will help you affordably heat a room or two with relatively low costs.
3. Blankets & Coats
This is a viable heating solution if you’re a big fan of seasonal fashion. Its affordability is debatable, depending on your tastes and brand preferences, but having ample blankets, coats, and warm clothing is vital during the coldest months of the year.
Although this is a slightly effective method for staying warm at home, if possible, it certainly shouldn’t be your sole method of protecting your family during the winter.
4. Heat Pumps
Now, for one of our favorite, most effective, and reliable heating solutions: a heat pump. A heat pump can serve you year-round, both heating and cooling your home. Typically, it is used as a backup heating method to your existing furnace, pulling air from outside, heating it, and pushing it through your ductwork. The way that heat pump systems efficiently operate are slightly different than a standalone furnace, creating more efficiency and helping reduce overall energy usage.
At Bob’s Heating & Air, your family’s comfort is our family business. We take pride in bringing our clients superior environmental control options that not only work great but are affordable, too. Connect with our team here to start a conversation about your home heating needs. We can’t wait to hear from you!