Heating homes in winters account for approximately 70% of a household’s energy consumption. That’s why our energy bills skyrocket as soon as the chilly winds begin to blow.
Apart from the danger of going bankrupt over energy bills, there’s another danger we put ourselves into. When we crank up the heat higher than normal, we are increasing the risk of house fires.
Here’s how you can stay safe:
• Install a Thermostat for Outdoor Heating
One of the most dangerous conditions in winters is the slippery ice right outside our homes. Slip and fall accidents are plenty during the snowy season, and sometimes these accidents get quite serious.
If you live in a region where outdoor heating is a necessity, then installing a thermostat is equally important. Running the outdoor heating system throughout the day could be ridiculously expensive. Program the thermometer to run the system at appropriate times and to provide safety and cost efficiency.
• Install a Room Thermostat To Ensure Stability
During the night, we either wake up to an extremely cold room or to an extremely heated one. This switch to extreme temperatures is neither safe for our health nor good for our finances.
Installing a programmable room thermostat would allow you to set a schedule for your room’s heating. When heating becomes absolutely necessary, the thermostat will help you allocate different time slots for the heat to turn off and on automatically.
• Never Turn Off the Heat Completely
If you don’t have a thermostat installed at your home, then you must occasionally turn off the heating entirely. This could be the reason behind the hefty energy bill. Reheating the system consumes loads of energy and adds up in the bill. A programmable thermostat keeps the house in a warm and cozy temperature throughout the day.
• Move Your Furniture
Nothing beats the feeling of warmth and coziness when you recline on your favorite sofa right in front of the radiator. However, this kind of comfort might be too costly for comfort.
Sofas and furniture tend to absorb all the heat that is meant for the rest of the house. As a result, we increase the temperature and consume even more energy. This could end up with a disastrously high energy bill. Move your furniture from in front of the radiator and enjoy warmth in all over the house.
While keeping the house warm in the winters is necessary, getting careless or going overboard with it poses dangers. Follow the above tips, invest in a high-quality thermostat, and stay safe.