As we make our way into fall, we’re starting to see the temperatures drop and the thermostats go up. While we start to warm up our homes, it can be easy to forget how heating costs can add up! Below are some tips from the professionals at A+ Plumbing, Heating & Cooling to make sure you’re not wasting money as you heat your home this winter.

  • When you first turn your heat on, it can be tempting to turn it up high to heat your home faster. This can put a strain on your home’s heating system and actually doesn’t warm your home faster. Be patient and in the end you’ll save money and won’t have to worry about overworking your heating system.
  • To prevent an expensive heating bill, refrain from turning your thermostat down low at night. In the morning, your heating system will have to work more to warm your home.
  • If you have an intended degree you’d like to meet, but your thermostat isn’t meeting it, don’t turn it up even more. If you cause your furnace to go beyond its limit, you may cause more harm than good. Look for reasons why your home is not staying warm. It could be as easy as having a professional take a look for an easy fix.
  • One of the best ways you can save money with your heating system is to have a thermostat with remote access installed. With remote access, you can adjust your thermostat with your phone, computer or tablet. If you know no one is going to be home, give your heating a system and wallet a break. Adjust your thermostat with your remote access to keep it at a steady temperature until you or a family member returns home.
  • For times when no one is home, keep your curtains open to let sunlight come in. Rays from the sun can really help to keep your home warm and give your heating system a break.
  • As the temperatures drops, so should your windows. Make sure that all of your home’s windows are shut and sealed to prevent any cold air from entering.

A+ Plumbing, Heating & Cooling is happy to offer our services to ensure your home’s heating system is up and running efficiently for the upcoming winter. For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact us at (603) 518-5777 or by filling out our online contact form.