5 Tips for Managing Your Winter Heating Bills

5 Tips for Managing Your Winter Heating Bills

The cold season is here once again. The following are five tips to help you keep your heating costs down while ensuring your home is still cozy for the winter:

1. Invest in a programmable thermostat

Have your heating repair contractors install a programmable thermostat. This will ensure that you can control the heating of your home. According to the U.S Department of Energy, you can cut down your heating costs by as much as 5% by simply turning your thermostat back by 5 degrees when you go to sleep at night.

2. Call professionals

You can have professionals assess the consumption of energy in your home. They will show you where energy is being wasted and what you can do to improve your home’s efficiency. Many of these experts will provide you with low cost solutions.

3. Invest in furnace repair and regular maintenance

Ensure that your furnace undergoes annual checks even when there is nothing wrong with it. Professional contractors will ensure that it is tuned up and working at optimum capacity. This ensures that it is more efficient in its consumption of energy and in combustion.

4. Ensure that your home is properly sealed and insulated

Make sure that there are no air leaks. Have a professional check your home for air leaks. Ensure that the leaks are sealed and your home has proper insulation. This will reduce the heat lost to the cold atmosphere outside.

If you are in need of heating repair services or simply want to improve the efficiency of heating in your home call (707) 387-0265.