How Can I Save on My Home’s Heating Costs This Winter?
Before the holidays and throughout the year homeowner’s often are curious how they can effectively save on their heating costs. The answer is, it’s actually easier than one might think to do!
If you’re looking to keep your utility bills at down this winter, here are some professional tips to take into consideration:
Replace Your Furnace Filter
Believe it or not, one of the most overlooked aspects of a furnace is a filter — especially when a homeowner does not schedule annual maintenance for their unit. Just like a central air conditioner, your furnace needs a clean slate to work with to provide optimal results.
An old filter will make your furnace work twice as hard (using more energy) to keep your home warm and in turn increase your heating bill.
Schedule a Furnace Tune-Up
A furnace tune-up will help keep your unit at peak performance during the coldest months of the year and provide you with great piece of mind.
When you schedule a tune-up with a professional HVAC technician, they’ll make sure that your unit is up to par. And if it’s not, they’ll shed light on the issue and present you with a repair plan to resolve it. Another significant benefit of scheduling annual furnace maintenance is that it can even help extend your unit’s lifespan.
Adjust Your Thermostat When Not Home
You wouldn’t leave the shower running when no one’s in it, right? Well, the same should apply to your heating system, too! Before you head out the door, make sure to turn your heater down if no one (this includes pets) will be home. Adjusting the thermostat can do a series of good not only for your heating system but also for your energy bills.
If you’re looking to take things up a notch, consider investing in a programmable thermostat. This device can be adjusted through a smartphone or tablet and will provide a more custom approach to controlling your home’s temperature!
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If you run into a problem with your home’s heating or cooling system or just have general questions, we are here to assist! Give us a call at 360-410-9159 to schedule an appointment and learn more today!