Lindemann Chimney Service Offers Money-Saving Advice for Heating Your Home This Winter
Industry: Home Care
The professionals at Lindemann Chimney Service share their favorite tips and tricks for saving money while heating their homes in the winter months.
Chicago, IL (PRUnderground) February 4th, 2019
When it comes to saving money on heating costs, there’s a good chance you’ve already dialed back your thermostat. Perhaps you’ve even gone through the processes involved in winterizing your home, too. Lindemann Chimney Service, one of the Chicago area’s leading providers of fireplace installation, chimney cleaning, and inspections, offers up several money-saving tips for homeowners who want to save even more.
Tip #1 – Open Your Drapes and Blinds During the Day
During the summer months, you probably close your drapes and blinds to prevent sunlight from warming your home and increasing your cooling costs. In the winter, you can do the exact opposite. Sunlight can have a tremendous warming effect and help to cut back on the amount of energy required to heat your home. It’s best if you can open the drapes and blinds that are facing the sun while using insulating drapes on the windows on the opposite side of your home. Believe it or not, this can have a tremendous impact on your overall energy consumption.
Tip #2 – Use Your Fireplace Efficiently
The pros at Lindemann Chimney Service have fireplaces of their own, and thanks to their years of training and experience, they can offer several tips for helping you get the most out of your fireplace this winter. First and foremost, it’s always a good idea to light a fire first thing in the morning. Not only does this help take the chill out of the air, but it also takes some of the strain off your HVAC system during one of the coldest parts of the day. Lindemann Chimney Service also recommends utilizing ceiling fans to help transfer the heat close to the ceiling down to room level.
Tip #3 – Keep Your Fireplace Clean and in Good Working Order
You might already know that a dirty fireplace and chimney is dangerous and hazardous to your health, but many homeowners aren’t aware that a fireplace or chimney in disrepair can affect efficiency. A damper that cannot open all the way, for example, may stifle out your fire and prevent it from generating enough heat to keep you warm. Along those same lines, a chimney with a lot of buildup can have this same effect by cutting off oxygen to your fire.
If you are concerned about the efficiency of your fireplace, or if you need to schedule an annual cleaning and inspection, call the trusted professionals at Lindemann Chimney Service today at (847)739-4199 or schedule your appointment online.
About the Company: Lindemann Chimney Service is a Chicago-area provider of chimney sweeps and inspections. The trusted professionals have been in business for decades and have a solid reputation for excellent customer service and quality work. Lindemann Chimney Service also handles woodburning and gas fireplace installation – both indoors and out – as well as masonry and related repairs. For more information please visit https://www.lindemannchimneyservice.com.
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