One of the highest bills that you have during the winter is your heating bill. But it doesn't have to be that way. There are things that you can do to help your heating bill stay down this winter. Below are some of the best tips that you can use to stay warm without breaking the bank.
One of the best ways that you can save money on your heating is to make sure that your heater has fresh, clean filters on a regular basis. It's a good idea to change the filter every 1-2 months, depending on how much the heater is being used and whether you have pets.
Lock Your Windows
You know your windows should be closed. But did you know that locking your windows also can help? Locking the windows will help with sealing the windows so that drafts don't come into your windows and that your heat isn't going out the window.
Turn Your Fans On
This may be surprising to you, but fans aren't just for cooling your home. If you turn your ceiling fans on so that they're going clockwise, the heat will be forced back downward to help you with heating your home more efficiently.
Buy a Different Thermostat
Although this is going to cost you a bit of money up front, it's going to help you save money in the long run. Buying a programmable thermostat is going to help your heater, and your central air conditioner in the summer, run more efficiently. It also allows you to program it so that your heater is coming on right before you and your family come home. This can save a lot of money.
Get A Tune-Up
One of the best ways that you can save money on your heat is through having your HVAC system serviced. Not only will this check and make sure that there aren't any hidden problems, but it also will help with cleaning it and making it more efficient. An efficient heater is going to cost less money to run.
Keep Your Vents Clear
Look around your home and make sure that your home's vents haven't been blocked by things like furniture or carpet. Keeping them clear lets your heat to freely circulate efficiently.
Seal Your Chimney's Flue
If you aren't using your fireplace, you want to seal the flue of your chimney. When it's open, it's just like you left your windows open. A lot of warm air is going to be going out of your house and you'll be paying to heat the outside rather than your home. Not only that, but there will also be cold air coming in.
Seal Your Chimney's Flue
These are seven things that you can do to make sure that your heating bills stay down this winter. We are always looking for ways that we can help you save money. If you have any questions, contact us. We're always glad to help and give you advice on ways that keep your costs down.