Whether your home heating system is brand new or 10 years old, there are always to reduce your monthly heating costs. Of course, the older your system, the more help it needs. And yet, the advice below is for anyone looking to save some money.
Clean or Replace Your Filter
There’s no magic timetable for removing dirt and dust from your filter but, on average, every other month is usually often enough. Once you clean or replace yours a few times, you’ll know whether that’s often enough.
Install one or More Ceiling Fans
A ceiling fan serves to push heat back down into your living spaces, meaning you need less heat from your system to remain warm and comfortable. If you live in a two-story home, the top of your staircase is a great spot for a fan to regain the heat that otherwise is traveling upstairs.
Check your Calking and Weather Stripping
If at least some of your heat is escaping as fast as it enters your home, chances are your window caulking and weather stripping either need to be repaired or replaced.
Let the Sun Shine In
During the day, open your shades or blinds on all windows facing the sun to gain nature’s own heat source. Then, as night starts to fall, cover your windows to retain as much of that heat as possible.
Add a Zone or Two
A house with only one zone and one thermostat is sure to experience wasted heat. After all, it’s highly unlikely that every room is occupied all day long. To conserve heat, let Air Professionals recommend how to sub-divide your home into multiple zones – each with its own programmable thermostat – so you enjoy total comfort where you spend the most time and save money where you don’t. Choose Wi-Fi friendly programmable thermostats and you can save even more. Wi-Fi thermostats allow you to adjust temperature settings from anywhere with a Wi-Fi connection. That means you can adjust temperatures up or down according to changes in your family’s schedule.
Another great way to keep heating costs under control is with annual preventative maintenance – a speciality of the house here at Air Professionals. At your request, we’ll conduct a multi-point cleaning and inspection. It’s a service that should be performed annually so, if you’re overdue, why not contact Air Professionals today.