Heat Your Home the Eco-Friendly Way
As temperatures begin to drop and homes get colder, people will be looking for ways to stay warm throughout the winter. You may rely on cranking up the heat so that your house stays nice and toasty, but that is not going to be an eco-friendly way of heating your home. When you simply keep turning the heat up in your home, you are using more fuel. The fuels used to heat most homes are fossil fuels, which are not good for the environment. There is a good chance that you are also throwing money away by turning up the heat, rather than by taking eco-friendly steps to heat your home. Here are some tips you can use to keep your house nice and toasty the eco-friendly way:
- Start by finding the places that your heat is leaking out of the house. Up to 30 percent of your heat can be escaping right out the roof and windows. Poorly insulated homes lose a lot of heat, which in turn will keep you having to run the heat more to make up for that loss.
- Once you identify the areas of your home that need insulation improvements, be sure to get them done. They are well worth the investment. Areas that need to be evaluated include attics, ducts, exterior walls, basements, and windows. Add insulation where it is needed and you will see your heating bill go down.
- If you have an old fireplace that you are not using, be sure to fill it in or get it properly sealed off. If it’s not properly sealed, heat is escaping through it all winter long, and it’s costing you money as a result.
- Add an eco-friendly fireplace or two to the home. Bioethanol fireplaces are environmentally friendly, smokeless, portable, and will help provide more heat for your home without a big monthly bill. Eco-friendly fireplaces will help to heat your home without burning fuels that pollute the air.