Lower heating costs improve any bottom line, whether you own a single-family home or a business. The good news is that you can lower these costs with a few behavior changes. But, if you find your home is still leaking heat, your local Burbank windows and doors installers are here to help.
Below are just a few ways you can lower heating costs in your home or business. To discuss more heat-saving options, give us a call today. We’re happy to answer any questions you may have about Milgard doors, which Milgard windows Burbank residents prefer, and other available sun control systems.
Turn Down the Heat When You Leave
One of the easiest ways to save energy is by not using it. When you leave for work in the morning, click that thermostat down a few degrees. As long as you stay above 65 degrees Fahrenheit, your home should have no problem staying warm enough to operate.
When you return home, it’s easy to turn the thermostat back up and warm up the house while you’re there. Sure, it might be chilly at first, but those few extra dollars in your monthly budget should help you feel better about those lower heating costs.
Wrap Yourself in Blankets or Warm Clothing
Most people park themselves on the couch after dinner. After all, you’ve worked all day and want to relax, right? Curl up with a fluffy, soft blanket and get away from it all for a couple hours before bedtime.
Putting on a comfy sweater and long pants should help keep you warm as well. Soft, warm materials will help your body to relax and soon you may find all the stresses of your day melting away. Lower heating costs can feel good!
Wear Socks and/or Slippers
Add a pair or two of wool socks to your wardrobe for those chilly nights around the house. Cozy slippers keep all your toes warm, even if you aren’t a blanket person. Don’t let all your body heat escape through your feet.
Cook a Meal or Bake a Tasty Dessert
Many people use fireplaces to heat their homes, but sometimes the best heaters are in the kitchen. Cook a hot meal in the oven or on the stovetop to lower heating costs. You can also bake a scrumptious dessert and leave the oven door open afterward.
Ensure Windows and Doors Are Sealed
Did you know that over a quarter of your home’s heat is lost through the windows? Sliding patio doors can let a lot of heat escape, too. The tighter you can seal your doors and windows, the lower heating costs will be at your business or personal residence.
If you find your home windows and doors aren’t sealing properly, it could be time for some new additions. Replacement windows lower heating costs dramatically. Professional installers can have your new window and door installation done right to put more money back into your wallet.
Heat Efficiently with a Ceiling Fan
Besides around windows and doors, heat also likes to hang out in high places. Installing ceiling fans in your home or place of business can help distribute heat evenly throughout the entire building. Plus, they come in handy during summer months to keep the cold air circulating as well.
Install Insulating Window Treatments
Traditional shutters and old-style patio doors are just a few places in your home where heat can escape. Even if your patio door doesn’t leak heat, it’s still a good idea to invest in window treatments that will keep the heat in, too. Plus, they add a bit of style to your home.
Window treatment materials typically include various types of fabric. Choose those fabrics that weigh a bit more and are dyed a darker color. These window dressings should soak up the heat during the warm part of the day and insulate your home throughout the evening hours.
Windows and doors are your biggest culprits for letting out the heat. Protect your bottom line with professional window and door installation from a Milgard-certified dealer. We’ll be happy to show you how Milgard custom windows can improve your home so you can focus on the important things in life.