Winter is here. With all the joy it can bring, there are a few annoyances, like utility bills. You’ll probably experience a spike no matter what you do as you run your heater to keep things comfortable at home. That spike doesn’t have to drain your bank account, however. Try these tips to save money on heat this winter.
Check Weatherstripping and Insulation
Save Money on Heat this Winter.
The cooler the home, the harder your heater will have to work. You need to make sure that your home is as protected as possible from incoming cold air. Check the weatherstripping on your windows and in doors. Check for air leaks in other openings, too. If you haven’t had your home’s insulation checked, do so. The attic insulation is particularly important; the heat in your home rises. If there is not enough insulation up there, you’ll lose much of that heat your HVAC system is producing.
Leave the Thermostat Alone
There are many methods for controlling the temperature in your home and saving energy. One of them is to find a temperature that is comfortable, set it, and then leave it alone. When you change the thermostat setting, your heating system works for you. But it takes power every time you do that. Instead, choose something, leave it, and then be flexible. When you need a little extra warmth, dress a little more warmly, or use a blanket, but don’t mess with the thermostat.
Lift the Shades
Even if it’s cold outside, if there is good sunshine, that can warm up a room significantly. Lift those shutters and shades and let the sun in to get some extra heat. It won’t cost you a thing.
These tips and more will help you save money on heat this winter. If you need someone to help you and your HVAC system get through the season, call us at (478) 781-9107 for heating and cooling services in Macon, GA and the surrounding areas.
Fall is here and winter is coming. You may feel comfortable enjoying this season and looking forward to the coming holidays, but you also want to be ready when winter hits. When is the last time you had your heating system inspected? Fall is a great time to make sure your heating system is functioning and have any maintenance done before the winter season hits. Call us today at (478) 781-9107 and schedule your heating system inspection and maintenance today.
Have a Heater Inspection This Fall. Call Us!
Why Schedule a Heater Inspection
Just because your HVAC system seems to be running well, that doesn’t mean you should continue leaving it to run without checking on it. Heater maintenance should be part of your home care plan. Tune-ups help make sure you have good air quality, well-running parts, and extend the life of your HVAC system.
If your system is a gas heating system, for example, you want the connections, pressure, burners, and heat exchangers to be checked for efficiency and safety. Schedule a furnace inspection. Even if your winters are not terribly cold, you don’t want to be without heat suddenly, and in need of emergency HVAC repairs that could be expensive. Unnoticed wear and tear on your heating system is also dangerous. Don’t risk your comfort and safety; if you haven’t had your heating system inspection done in a long time, call for one before the seasons change again.
At Total Comfort Cooling & Heating, LLC, we know HVAC systems. Call us at (478) 781-9107 today to schedule your heater inspection and be ready to enjoy the coming winter.