It’s that time of year again! Temperatures in Virginia are finally dropping, which means you’ve probably turned your heating system on and are looking for ways to make your home cozy and warm without increasing your energy costs. Here is how you can start:
- Replace old appliances or have them serviced. If you’ve read our blog post on how your plumbing can help your home run more efficiently, you know that damaged and older appliances can be extremely costly to continue operating. Before you try out new ways to keep your home warm, make sure the old ways are functional! If your gas boiler is more than 10 years old, or your water heater just isn’t working like it used to, colder temperatures are going to be even more uncomfortable.
- Add another heat source. Gas fireplaces are beautiful, efficient ways to add another heat source to your home, especially if you already heat your home with an existing gas supply. They are also a staple of the holiday season, and add ambiance to any family gathering.
- Small tricks. Remember to check your windows and doors for drafts to see if your weather stripping and insulation needs to be replaced. You can also try other small tricks to keep your home warmer – letting in natural light during the day for extra heat, using curtains at night to block cold window glass, and placing rugs in areas with wood or tile floors.
Remember, plumbing and gas appliance installations are tasks that are best left to professionals for the safety of you, your family and your home. Thankfully, the experts at RLB services are here to help keep your water and home warm this season! If you need your gas boiler replaced, tankless water heater or fireplace installed, or plumbing serviced, give us a call at (703) 330-0400 today.