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7 Easy Ways to Save Money This Winter

heating system

1. Adjust the Temperature

Did you know that by adjusting the temperature on your heating system’s thermostat by 7 to 10 degrees (either above or below your normal depending on the time of year) for only 8 hours a day will save you up to 10% on your energy bills throughout the year? During the winter, the U.S. Department of Energy recommends setting your thermostat at 68 degrees and to set it lower while you are asleep or away from home. Using a programmable thermostat makes setting an energy efficient temperature schedule easy.

 adjust the temperature

2. Wear More Layers

Get in the holiday and winter spirit by wearing your favorite sweaters, leggings and socks. If stay warmer by layering with more clothes, you won’t have to turn up your thermostat as high.

wear more layers

 

3. Use Your Window Blinds and Curtains to Your Advantage

During the day, keep your window blinds and curtains open so that the sunlight will help naturally to warm your home. However at night, you should cover your windows in order to keep the heat from escaping and preventing cold air from creeping in.

use your window blinds

 

4. Change Your Furnace Filter

A dirty filter can prevent your heating system from working efficiently, which in turn costs you more money. Make sure to change your furnace filter every 1-6 months depending on filter type or when dirt buildup is present.

 change your furnace filters

5. Clear Your Vents

Remove any furniture or items blocking your vents so that your HVAC system can move heat freely throughout your home without difficulty.

clear vents

6. Seal Your Duct Work

Did you know that the average home loses 20-40% of it’s heat through leaky ductwork? Get your duct work sealed so you aren’t paying for heat you aren’t using.

seal your duct work

7. Get a Maintenance

A well maintained system will run efficiently and save you money in the long run. In addition, regular maintenances can prevent over 90% of mechanical breakdowns, which are caused by dirt. We recommend getting an annual maintenance once a year.

get a maintenance

 

— 2 Comments —

  • Gisela Cartmill When is my next regularly scheduled maintenance check scheduled? I would like to know, because I am leaving town for a while. Reply
    • Ashley Adams Hi Gisela. The office will give you a call to let you know when your next maintenance is due. Have a great day! Reply

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