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How to keep your winter heating costs down
11 Jul 2021 Residential Heat Pumps Air Conditioning
You want to stay warm and comfortable in the harsh, winter months, but the heating costs can really start to add up if you aren’t careful. There are some ways you can make your home more efficient and work towards lowering your winter heating costs while still staying warm.
If you have a forced-air heating system, there is a filter in your system that traps dust, and other particles from the air in your home. The more you use your heating system, the dirtier your filter will get. A dirty filter will lower the efficiency of your heating system. Regular maintenance in accordance with the manufacturers recommendations will ensure your system is operating efficiently.
Invest in Window Coverings
You can lose a lot of heat through your windows. Investing in window coverings can trap the heat in your house and help you cut down on your heating costs. Window blinds or thermal curtains are a great way to keep the cold from getting into your home. This can make a huge difference in heating costs.
A home energy audit will help you know the areas in your home that could be improved. You can conduct the audit yourself, but a professional might have more tools and experience to give you the details and data you need to make more informed decisions. A professional may even be able to put the energy-saving measures into place for your which will save on time and money.
Yearly maintenance on your heating system can also save you a lot of money on your heating costs. You may even find small problems early so they can be fixed at a lower cost and without interruption to your heating service. Call us for a maintenance service today.