Winter time is a time to travel–whether it be to dreamy winter wonderlands or tropical paradises. While you’re traveling away from your home or office, it’s important to make the best decisions for your heating system. Read our list of heat energy-saving tips, and check them off before you hit the road.
Lower your thermostat temperature.
Before you lock up and head to the airport, you should lower the temperature on your thermostat. This is the easiest item to check off our heat energy-saving tips.
Setting the temperature between 50 to 60 degrees Fahrenheit is typical when traveling. Lowering the temperature to that range keeps the pipes warm enough to prevent freezing while allowing the unit to run less frequently.
Check your filters.
Checking the filters of your heating system is also an easy thing to cross off your list. Filters clean of dirt and dust put less strain on your heating system, keeping it running smoothly and efficiently. It also prolongs the life of the heating unit.
There are several types of filters you can install. Most filters should be changed every 30 days, but some higher quality filters can be changed less frequently.
Check door and window seals.
A common place for heat to escape is through cracks in doors and windows. As the seals around both get older, cold air seeps in easier. This causes the heating system to work harder to maintain the set temperature.
An easy way to check the seals of doors and windows is to use your hand. If you can feel a cold draft, heat is escaping and cold air is coming inside. Another sign is condensation build-up on the inside of the window.
Check your insulation.
Proper insulation at home or work is vital for having an energy-efficient space. Insulation provides a large barrier between the inside and outside. Your space may have one of several types of insulation installed, ranging from fiberglass to spray foam. Each type provides protection for different situations and areas.
Spray foam offers the most comprehensive protection for your home or office from heat loss, moisture build up, and more, due to the air sealing properties of spray spray foam insulation.
You’ll know if the insulation needs attention if you notice sagging, settling, uncomfortable house temperatures or mold building up.
Checking these items off your list before heading away will ensure you have the most relaxing and enjoyable vacation possible. You’ll rest on the beach or enjoy hot chocolate after a long day of skiing knowing your home or office heating system is running efficiently.
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