You don’t have to shut off the heater altogether and shiver under a blanket to start saving money on heating! You may be able to get your current heating system up to speed and keep it running as efficiently as possible, without spending a ton of money. Follow these steps to more efficient heating this winter.
1. Do Some Maintenance Around the House
The reason your bills are so high in the winter may have nothing to do with the system itself. Sometimes, your home is not set up for the most efficient heating (and air conditioning).
Seal up drafts around the house with some caulk (around windows and pipes) and weather stripping (for under doors). Also, set up your home for as much natural heat as possible by keeping blinds open in the day and using heavy-duty curtains at night.
2. Use a Programmable Thermostat
The programmable thermostat is now a popular item in most homes, but a lot of homeowners don’t know how to use theirs properly. Take some time to learn to schedule your heater to automatically turn on when you need it (when you plan to be home) and off when you don’t (when you leave for work).
If you have trouble with the programming settings, call in a technician, or consider an upgrade! A smart thermostat helps you make efficient heating choices even when you are away from the home.
3. Schedule Regular Heating Maintenance
Finally, scheduling regular heating maintenance is the best way to keep your heating system running as smoothly as possible. A technician will tell you if something needs to be repaired, and they can do a tune-up that helps the parts to run smoothly.
Besides, this service helps to keep you safe with a thorough inspection for carbon monoxide leaks. Be sure to schedule heating maintenance with qualified technicians annually, preferably before it gets too cold out!
Schedule your next heating service in Fort Worth, TX with Frymire Home Services: A Higher Degree of Comfort.