Do You Know How to Save Money Heating Your Home This Fall?

As the pages of the calendar turn, it will soon be time to think about how to save money on heating. In most regions of the country, the monthly cost of staying warm in winter is higher than the cost of staying cool in summer. This means that additional steps are necessary to heat more efficiently and then effectively retain heat inside the home.

Here’s how to save money on heating this winter while keeping the house cozy:

  • Schedule annual furnace preventive maintenance. This service, provided by a qualified HVAC technician, includes a thorough inspection and tuneup to ensure optimum furnace efficiency to achieve both heating performance and low operating costs. It’s also an important checkup to verify that the furnace is in safe operating condition.
  • Change the furnace air filter. Install a new filter at the beginning of the season and change it at least every month thereafter. A clean air filter enables maximum airflow, which supports lower operating costs and keeps the house more comfortable in cold weather.
  • Utilize solar heating. Sunlight streaming through windows during the day contributes free solar energy to the interior of the house. This allows you to set lower thermostat temperatures without reducing comfort. Open drapes and blinds during daylight hours and trim back branches and bushes that may obstruct sunlight from entering the house.
  • Program lower thermostat settings when no one’s home. A reduction of just a few degrees can be one of the best options for how to save money on heating. For example, lowering the thermostat setting by 5 to 10 degrees while you’re away for the day — or overnight while you’re sleeping — can reduce heating costs by 10% to 12%.
  • Plug the air leaks. Stop leaking expensive heated air out of your home by replacing worn weatherstripping around doors and windows and sealing cracks and gaps in the exterior envelope of the structure with caulking. Also look for ceiling leakage where rising hot air escapes into the attic.

At Paitson Bros., we’ve got 99 winters of experience keeping our Wabash Valley neighbors comfortable. Ask us for more information about how to save money on heating.

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