Utility bills increase during cold weather because many people spend more time indoors. Because the cost of energy is on the rise, homeowners are in search of ways to lower utility costs. Let’s talk a bit about ways to bring your heating costs down.
Having HVAC maintenance performed by a professional technician helps keep your system at peak performance. The services the technician provides include cleaning and lubricating components, repairing and replacing worn-out parts and changing the air filter. A well-maintained furnace will not have to work as hard to do its job, thus it will consume less energy.
Use a Programmable Thermostat
Use a programmable thermostat to lower the temperature in your home while you are sleeping or away. Then, program your thermostat to tell your system to warm your home in the morning before you wake and before arriving home from work. Taking advantage of these settings on your thermostat allows you to keep your home comfortable while using less energy.
Upgrade to an Energy-Efficient System
If your old HVAC system isn’t energy efficient, it can cost you loads of money to run. Meet with a technician from Home Comfort Solutions and find out how much you can save by installing a new energy-efficient heating system.
Use Ceiling Fans
Use your ceiling fans on a low setting in a clockwise direction. This helps to move warm air around that is hovering near your ceiling.
Close Off Unused Rooms
If you have a room that you never use, close the vents in that room. This keeps you from wasting energy on heating unoccupied spaces.
Set Realistic Temperature Goals
Keep the temperature in your home warm enough to be comfortable. You may need to wear extra layers or cover yourself with a blanket at times, but your checkbook will thank you when the bill arrives.
If you’ve decided your heating bill needs an overhaul, Home Comfort Solutions is your trusted partner. With years of experience and extensive knowledge of the latest heating and cooling trends, our technicians will conduct maintenance and install new systems, including ductless mini-splits and heat pumps, to keep you warm without breaking the bank. We also provide indoor air quality services.
Give Home Comfort Solutions a call today to start saving on your winter heating bill in the Oklahoma City area.