10 smart ways to save on heating bills this winter.

Hand turning a dialDon’t get hot and bothered about heating costs this winter. Use these 10 smart tips and tricks to save money and make your home more energy-efficient:

  1. Get a heating system tune-up annually to maintain its energy efficiency, which helps you save on energy bills.
  2. Use ceiling fans to circulate warm air in the room.
  3. Have a plumber check for leaky faucets, showers and other plumbing systems. Those leaks can lead to more water loss and higher energy costs than you think
  4.  Seal windows and doors tightly to ensure that the warm air you’re heating isn’t escaping needlessly.
  5. Installing storm windows and screen doors will keep freezing temps outdoors.
  6. Get an annual chimney cleaning so that you can use your fireplace, rather than your heating system, to help heat your home.
  7. Change the air filters in your HVAC to help prevent blockages in the system which reduce efficiency. Calking a window
  8. Consider installing a new water heater. The latest tankless heaters can be up to 34% more efficient than the one you’re using now.
  9. You can save up to 10% per year on heating bills by installing a programmable thermostat and using it to program cooler temps when you’re not at home.
  10. Lower hot water temps to help reduce heating bills. 120 degrees is normally hot enough for most households.

If you want to schedule your heating system tune-up or have any more questions about how to save on energy bills, our local team are always here to help. Give us a call today!


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