Winter brings a number of different challenges for homeowners, from icy driveways to frozen pipes. However, one of the most difficult challenges for homeowners is the skyrocketing cost of energy bills brought on by heating. No one needs excess heating costs along with all of the other factors they need to consider this winter. However, there are a few ways you can lower your heating costs this winter. Here are some of our top tips for reducing heating costs this winter:
Add a Ductless HVAC System
Ductless HVAC systems are generally more energy-efficient than other heating systems. They are specific to each room, so you can turn them off in rooms that you are not using. Also, they adjust the temperature instead of turning on and off like traditional heating systems, so it conserves energy and energy costs. Also, they are easy to install and usually takes just a day. They also do not require much maintenance, which also offsets costs.
Install a Smart Thermostat
Smart thermostats can help control the temperature in your home without incurring excess heating costs. It regulates to a temperature that you set and keeps it consistent. You can also program it to lower the temperature at night or while you’re away, so you won’t accidentally leave the heat running too long or too high.
Insulate Doors and Windows
Cold air can enter your home and your heating system may be working harder than necessary if doors and windows in your home aren’t properly insulated. If you notice a rise in your heating bill, check around your windows and doors and see if you can feel any cold air around the edges. If so, visit your local hardware store to find something to insulate them. Unless there is serious structural damage, insulating your windows and doors are usually easy and inexpensive.
Keep Up With Heating System Maintenance
If your heating system isn’t working properly, it could be using more energy than necessary. Regular maintenance checks are important to make sure your system is working efficiently and effectively. Ideally, you should get these maintenance checks before you start using your heat regularly so you can make sure your heating system is working properly all winter long. Additionally, look out for signs you need to replace your furnace, as if you’re in need of a replacement, this could make a drastic difference in your heating costs.
Contact A+ Plumbing, Heating and Cooling
A+ Plumbing, Heating, and Cooling is here to assist you with all of your HVAC needs this winter. We offer HVAC repairs and replacements, 24/7 emergency services, and more! Give us a call today at (603) 518-5777 or fill out a contact form.