One of the biggest expenses that can hit most homeowners during the winter is the cost of heating. But this doesn’t mean that you have no control over how much you have to pay. There are steps that you can take to help you avoid some of the cost of winter heating, and they don’t necessarily involve moving to Florida or Arizona.
1. Lower Your Thermostat
One of the best ways to cut down on your heating costs is by lowering your thermostat by a few degrees. It’s estimated that this one step can drop a heating bill by 5% or more. If you’re worried about freezing, the addition of a sweatshirt and an extra pair of socks can help you maintain comfortable body temperature.
2. Buy a Programmable Thermostat
Programmable thermostats can be a relatively small expense that can pay off with some hefty savings. There’s no need to leave your house at a toasty 70 degrees if you’re not home. Some studies indicate that people sleep better when their bedrooms are cool. A programmable thermostat can lower your home’s temperature when you’re sleeping or at work. Even better: upgrade to a smart thermostat. This Wi-Fi connected device learns your schedule and adjusts the temperature for maximum energy savings. This can save you some serious money.
3. Change Your Filter
The manufacturers of furnace filters recommend that homeowners should change their furnace filters every 30 or 90 days. The interval depends upon the quality of the filter. A clean filter will increase the efficiency of your HVAC system, and it should cut your heating bills as a result.
If your furnace is old or it just needs some service to increase its efficiency, be sure to check with Elite Air℠. We provide HVAC repairs and new systems. Both can improve your home’s efficiency and cut your heating bills. We can also give you additional tips that can help you save money. Give us a call today at (609) 205-3813 to learn how you can save money on your heating bill this winter.