Freezing mornings and chilly nights are here and most of us are finding ways to stay warm and cozy this winter, all while keeping the heating bills under control. Here are some simple, but effective tips to manage your winter heating bills.
#1: Keep your thermostat adjusted.
Did you know that you can save energy and money by keeping your thermostat adjusted strategically? Consider installing a quality programmable thermostat, which will allow you to easily set a schedule on when your heat turns off and on. In fact, if you know that you will be out of the home most of the day at work or school, set the house temperature 3 to 5 degrees lower and then program it to turn back on when you get home. This can save a huge percentage on your heating costs every month.
#2: Fix air leaks.
If your home leaks warm air outside, you could be literally letting money fly out the window. Use caulk to seal around any cracks or other small openings in your windows or doors. Check weatherstripping in door frames and replace any that show deterioration. In addition, if you know you have leaky air ducts, you could be letting warm air out while simultaneously letting pollutants and other toxic air particles into your home. Aeroseal Duct Sealing is a fantastic patented solution that fixes leaks from the inside out. And even better: it has an approximate 98% success rate! It is effective and affordable, making it the best way to seal air duct leaks.
Tip #3: Get your heating system serviced.
Regular furnace check-ups are very helpful and necessary. Our experienced team of technicians will come to your home and inspect your heat pump or furnace system to be sure that everything is working well. We’ll also replace any air filters that need replacement and offer solutions on other ways to make your system more efficient throughout the winter.We want to help you to tackle the bitter cold of winter this year, so contact us here! Or, if you need to install or replace a new heating system, our friendly and non-pushy sales team is glad to assist you in finding the perfect home comfort system that best meets your needs as well as your budget!