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How to heat up your home

24 June 2022

How to heat up your home

Australia can see temperatures in Winter drop to 3°-11°C. Wondering how to heat up your home efficiently as it gets cooler? Heating your home uses more energy and costs more money than any other system in your home – typically making up about 38% of your bill. Here is the O’Brien expert’s take on ‘How to heat up your home’ economically and effectively.

Home Heating Systems

Maintaining and upgrading your home heating systems can increase the power of your systems. A whole-house approach to testing your equipment will ensure effective heating. There are many ways a home can be protected against the cold, including insulation and air sealing.

We recommend understanding energy rating labels and doing an Energy Test on appliances. Call your local O’Brien professional to inspect your home for any necessary upgrades.

Install a programmable thermostat

There are many programmable devices available that help you control the temperature in your home even when you’re not at home. This enables you to set the thermostat low and save energy.
Some devices use bluetooth technology to connect to Siri or Google Assist and can be voice activated. These devices make it a breeze to heat up your home and can help reduce your carbon footprint.

O’Brien Electricians are here to help – whether you would like to discuss your heating options or install a new system.

Check your roof for potential leaks and cracks around the home

A great way to secure the heat in the house is by air sealing a home. This helps to avoid cold air finding its way into your property. Seal air leaks around fireplace chimneys, furnaces, and gas-fired water heater vents with fire-resistant materials such as sheet metal or sheetrock and furnace cement caulk.

If you require a professional to repair any gaps or leaks around the home, call your local O’Brien professional. Click here to find your nearest expert.

Active solar heating

Potentially the most efficient option for heating your home is Active solar heating. The way they work is using solar energy to heat either liquid or air and then transfer the solar heat directly to your home or to a storage system for future use. Installing a flat solar panel can help you save on electricity bills and heat up your home for winter.

Use a Heat Pump

A heat pump system can be installed to convert environmental energy into heat. Using the heat in the ground or air it boosts energy to a higher temperature level. Heat Pump Systems are sustainable and beneficial ways to heat your home or hot water system.

O’Brien Electrical & Plumbing experts are here to assist you with your home heating needs.

If you would like to talk to a licensed plumber or electrician, contact your local experts at O’Brien Electrical & Plumbing.

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