We’re Serving the Meat & Potatoes of How to Lower Your Energy Bills
The holiday season is here again. So, saying there’s a lot on your plate right now is an understatement. However, it’s not the plethora of parties you must attend, the numerous meals you need to cook or the long list of gifts you have yet to buy that’s keeping you up at night. It’s how you’re going to afford it all.
Luckily, Bolton is here to help. You see, if there’s one thing our fireplace installation company in Gwinnett County, GA, knows, it’s how to keep you and your budget comfy. So, to help you save some extra cash, our professionals are dishing out savory advice that will lower your energy bills.
Feast or Famine?
Living in a drafty home is like trying to cook your holiday feast with the oven door cracked open. With air leaking in and out, there’s a high chance your comfort will be undercooked.
In a nutshell, there are two ways to cook comfort properly in a drafty home. The first is to crank up your heating or cooling system to a higher degree. However, this will burn your budget in the process and leave you feasting on comfort that doesn’t feel as it should. The second option—and the preferred one—is to shut the door on the drafty areas of your home by air sealing outer walls, windows, doors and other openings. This will leave you biting into perfectly cooked comfort and lower energy bills. To air seal your home, use caulking to fill cracks and openings between stationary house components and weather stripping for the components that move, such as a basement door or operable window.
Keep in mind, if you have an old, open fireplace in your home, then you can bet it’s a major draft source. Luckily, from fireplace doors to dampers, our gas fireplace repair company in Gwinnett County, GA, has the fireplace accessories you need to stop heating costs from boiling over.
A Melt-in-Your-Mouth Twist
Even though a wood-burning fireplace is a classic home comfort recipe, its inefficiency is unappetizing and doesn’t serve your wallet well. But, you don’t have to come up with a new recipe. Instead, you can spice things up and turn your drafty fireplace into a heating power box by installing a wood or gas insert.
You see, using your old fireplace as its base, an insert complements your current hearth, transforming its design and convenience. This closes the lid on your chimney, keeping the ambience of a real fire cooking while giving you more control over the flame and heat that’s produced.
Saving Is Easy as Pie
Zone heating is the apple pie to your energy efficiency feast. You see, depending on its location and how often it’s used, each room in your home requires a different sized slice of heating or cooling to satisfy your comfort. Luckily, zone heating serves the perfect portion to every room.
If zone heating is apple pie, then fireplaces, stoves and inserts are the ice cream on top. These hearth solutions cook up direct comfort for each room. This allows you to turn down your central comfort system’s thermostat, which forks over even sweeter energy savings with up to 40 percent off your utility bill!
Become a Better Home Comfort Chef with Bolton
To see how our team can help you cook up even more energy savings, fill out our online form. Or, come visit our showroom today to see our menu of hearth solutions that are guaranteed to meet your craving for a more comfortable space.