Ways to Stay Warm And Save More
Posted on January 27th, 2017 by BlueMountain
Do you feel a shiver every time you open up your utility bill? It’s hard to stay warm in the winter when you see those high numbers. But, there are a few changes you can make that will help keep your home comfortable and your wallet full, at the same time.
Plug Leaks and Drafts
Leaks and drafts are the biggest way homeowners lose heat and money. You can save up to 20 percent on heating costs if you call a professional to help seal any trouble areas in your home.
Maintain Your HVAC System
It’s important to clean or change your furnace filters regularly. A dirty furnace will slow down air flow, so the system will have to work harder to keep you warm, which will also end up costing you more money.
Let Your Thermostat Think For You
A programmable thermostat allows you to preset temperatures for different times of the day. You can schedule your home’s heat to a lower setting when you’re away or asleep and turn it back up when you’re home or awake. If a new thermostat isn’t an option, consider lowering your thermostat by just one degree. This can reduce heating costs by three percent.
Let The Sun In
We may have less time with the sun in the winter, but even with the shorter days, we can still take advantage of the sun’s benefits. Open your curtains and other window treatments on the west and south side of your home. This will allow sunlight to naturally heat your home, which can help you save up to 12 percent in heating costs.
Use these tips to stay warm for less this winter. And whether you need a heating repair or replacement, Blue Mountain Plumbing Heating & Cooling has you covered. If you’re unsure about what you need done, we can inspect your heating system and let you know if a repair or replacement is necessary. Call 877-280-5777 to learn more about our services.