FireplaceWinter is right around the corner and it’s the perfect time to get your home prepared for the cold months and snow that lie ahead. Help lower your heating bills, stay warmer, and stay within your budget this winter with these tips!

1. Get a Heating Tune Up

Have an annual tune up of your heating system will allow it to run more efficiently, extend its lifespan, and lower your heating bills. When there are issues with your heating system, it will cause it to work harder than it has to, thus increasingly your energy bills. By having an annual tune up, you’ll be able to address these issues before they become a bigger issue that can’t be avoided.

2. Utilize a Humidifier

Humidifiers aren’t just for when you’re sick – running one in your home throughout the winter will actually help the air feel warmer than it actually is (about 10 degrees warmer!) so you won’t have to turn your thermostat up as high. You’ll be able to save money while staying warm.

3. Winterize Your Home

One of the easiest ways to stay warm during the cold winter months is by sealing any cracks and drafty windows/doors that allow the warm air to escape and the cold air to enter your home. Before it gets too cold out, replace any old installation, apply a temporary window film to your windows, and use draft guards to seel the crack under doors that lead outside, to the attic, or basement.

4. Install a New Thermostat

A programmable thermostat will help you regulate the temperature in your home, even when you’re not there. Set the temperature down to 60 degrees when everyone is asleep or not home and when there is activity in your home, have the thermostat to 68 degrees. This will help save energy, reduce heating costs when the house is empty, and help your furnace maximize it’s efficency.

Are you ready to save money and stay warm this winter? Call A+ Plumbing, Heating & Cooling today at (603) 518-5777 today to make an appointment for your heating system tune up before it’s too late!