5 Proven Strategies to Reduce Your Heating Expense
When it gets cold, your heating bills go up! It becomes a struggle between dealing with the chill or "burning" your budget as you raise the thermostat temperature during winter's coldest months. Every year, homeowners are confronted with the same issue. Climate Control Systems has five tried-and-true methods to decrease your energy bills while staying warm this season.
Programmable Thermostats and Heat Management
It's only when you're there that you can properly appreciate how essential it is to keep your home warm. In most houses, programmable thermostats like the Ecobee allow the homeowner to specify when they want their house heated.
According to research from EnergyHub, each degree of heat consumed by your heating system accounts for approximately 5% of your energy cost. Increase the amount of comfort in your home by programming your thermostat to lower the temperature while you're gone.
While you sleep, you can lower the temperature on your programmable thermostat to save energy and encourage overall better sleep. Consider other aspects of the room that you can take care of to make it more pleasant while you sleep, especially if you choose to keep the room at a lower temperature.
Another important consideration is the distribution of heat. Consider which rooms in your home are used regularly. Do you have a youngster away at college, a visitor's room that isn't being utilized, or a bathroom that isn't often used?
Close the vents that bring heat into these rooms to save energy. Instead of wasting energy and money on spaces that aren't being used, your home heating system will effectively deliver heating where it's needed most if you modify the pathways for distributing heat.
Replace Your Heating System's Air Filters Every 1-3 Months
The air filters in your home's heating systems capture any remaining heat that your house has not warmed. Removing or cleaning an air filter isn't difficult, but it is one of the most important things you can regularly do for your HVAC system. It's also important to check your air filters for damage or buildup to ensure you're getting the most out of your heat.
It is important to remember that your heating system will work more efficiently if you clean it frequently and thoroughly. This helps your system operate more efficiently and increases the quality of life for you and your family by providing cleaner, fresher air throughout the house. Climate Control Systems can provide this cleaning with a "Clean and Check," not only doing required regular furnace maintenance but checking all the parts of your system that show wear and tear and can be a safety issue if not properly cleaned and maintained.
Every 1-2 months, standard 1" filters should be replaced.s. Check your manufacturer's instructions or call us at 815-806-1055 with any questions about filters and filter changes.
Make an appointment for a cold-weather Clean and Check.
Checking and optimizing your heating system ahead of time might make all the difference between steady and constant heat, as well as expensive heating repair costs on chilly days. A quick heating Clean and Check might help you find problems, spot inefficiencies within the system, and potentially save you thousands of dollars over time. This straightforward procedure might make a big difference in heating efficiency and cost. Call today to schedule an appointment.
Installing an energy-efficient heating system is a good idea.
If your heating system is more than ten years old, it's definitely worth your while to consider replacing it with a more energy-efficient one. By switching, you'll save money on your heating bills and have the security that your property is safer and more valuable.
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