5 Posts to Get You Ready for Winter
Winter represents an important time of year. Not only is it a season filled with festive joy and family moments, but it’s also the period when you need to think about how you’re going to protect your home and family from dipping temperatures. As the weather cools, it’s important to be prepared with a reliable furnace system, good insulation, and a water heater you can rely on. All the while, you should be doing what you can to minimize the expense of your heating bills.
To help you prepare for a happy and comfortable winter, we’re going to revisit some of our favorite blog posts on the Bob Jenson website designed to give you expert advice for tackling the colder season.
How to Stay Warm Without Cranking up The Heat
We all want to enjoy warmth and comfort during the winter months. Unfortunately, simply cranking up the thermostat can mean that we end up paying huge utility bills each month. It’s worth looking for a few simple ways that you can improve your home comfort without draining your bank account.
In our blog post “6 Tricks to Stay Warm Without Cranking up the Heat,” we’ll teach you how to protect your home from cold spells by accessing natural sources of heat, switching to programmable thermostats, and sealing up your home.
Why Winter is the Perfect Time to Insulate
Insulation is an important element of home comfort that we frequently overlook — especially here in San Diego, where truly cold days can be few and far between. As the weather begins to grow colder, it’s easier to recognize the need for reliable insulation, as we begin to feel the chill.
In “Why Winter is the Perfect Time to Insulate,” we tell you some of the top reasons why you need to consider better insulating your home, from the obvious benefit of retaining heat to fighting back against moisture. You’ll also learn where to insulate your home for the best results, and how to choose the best insulating materials.
How to Reduce Heat Loss in the Home
It’s frustrating to know that whenever we begin to turn the heat up in our homes during winter, we’ll be actively losing a significant portion of the energy through the windows, doors, and ductwork of our home. Identifying where you’re losing energy and taking steps to minimize it could help you to save a lot of money on your energy bills.
In our blog post “Reducing Heat Loss in Your Home,” you’ll discover what you can do to minimize heat loss. Did you know that 60% of the heat your home loses escapes via the roof and walls?
Practical Attic Insulation Tips
As was just mentioned, your roof can be a huge source of heat loss within your home. In the winter months, when we’re all doing our best to keep utility bills low and temperatures high, it’s important to know how you can use insulation to seal up your property and maintain comfort.
In our blog post “Pump Up Your Home Heating Efficiency with Attic Insulation,” we teach you how you can choose the perfect insulation to cut down on heating bills. From tips on sealing up your attic to choosing the right R-value on insulation, we’ll give you everything you need for an energy-efficient attic.
Water Heater Troubleshooting Guide
Finally, the last thing you want in the winter months is to be forced to take a cold shower because your water heater is struggling to do its job. Learning the most common problems that water heaters face could mean that you’re prepared to act quickly when something goes wrong.
In our blog post “Why Does My Water Heater Do That?,” we cover a range of the most common issues that water heaters face, and what you’ll need to do if you notice specific problems. From dealing with a heater that doesn’t produce enough hot water to tackling a leak, this post will give you the power you need to protect your water heating system.
Bob Jenson Air Conditioning & Heating installs and services HVAC systems through San Diego County. Be sure to keep your eye on our blog for regular posts that can help you make your home more comfortable and energy-efficient, and get in touch with us when it’s time to call in a professional.