4 Tips to Reduce Heating Cost in the Winter!
With the cold weather upon us, heating costs tend to rise! Usually, around this time, people start to think of ways that they can save money! While the first thought might be to turn your thermostat down and still remain chilly in your home, that is not what we mean! There are numerous things that you can do to save on your home’s energy bills while still staying warm!
Heating Maintenance Inspection
One of the most important things to do is to keep up with the maintenance on your heating (and air conditioning) system. Not only does it assist in being proactive to prevent issues it helps prolong the life of your system! When you sign up for a 28-point F.H. Furr Heating Maintenance Inspection, our technicians will ensure your equipment is operating safely and not leaking dangerous carbon monoxide into your home. This preventative maintenance will also save you money by maximizing efficiency and minimizing costly breakdowns.
Install A Programmable Thermostat
A programmable thermostat helps save energy by not heating your home when you don’t need it! While you’re at work or gone during the day, set your thermostat to a lower temperature. Set the temperature at your perfect temperature for the time right before you get home to ensure maximum comfort when you walk through the door! When a programmable thermostat is used correctly, and to its maximum efficiency, it can save you hundreds of dollars on your heating and energy bills! If you already have a programmable thermostat, you may want to schedule for a technician to come check it to be sure that it is reporting the correct temperature and working correctly.
Feeling Drafty? Don’t Ignore It!
Checking around your windows and doors with each season is almost as beneficial as having your HVAC unit checked! Many people would be so surprised at how much energy is wasted when your system tries to make up for cold (or hot) drafts leaking into your home. When checking your home with each season, check for drafts around your doors, windows, and any pipes coming into your home. If you have questions or notice any drafts, don’t hesitate to give us a call!
Check the Insulation
The insulation in your home is one of the most important and integral parts of your heating and air conditioning system! If it’s old, torn, or looks as though there may not be enough – have it checked! This includes ALL of the insulation in your home. The status of your insulation helps determine how effective your heating system runs. If your home isn’t insulated well, your system will have to work harder, which could not only cause problems but shorten the life span of your system as well.
As always, if you have questions or concerns about any of the topics covered, call us! We’re always happy to do our very best to help! If we can’t answer over the phone, our technicians are ready and willing to assist as well!