Lower Your Heating Costs This Winter!
Avoid Those Unsightly Energy Bills!
As fall goes on, the temperatures continue to slowly but surely go decrease here in greater Pittsburgh, and soon, winter will be here for good.
And while there are some nice things about winter like the holidays, Christmas cookies, and fresh-fallen snow, there are some not-so-nice things like slick roads, old dirty snow, and higher energy costs that coincide with keeping your home heating and comfortable all day long.
You may not be able to do anything about the roads or the snow, but there are things you can do to take control of your home heating costs. We have three you should consider!
Get A Tune-up Of Your Heating Equipment
You should get a tune-up of your home’s heating system every year. That maintenance helps your heating system run at its best possible efficiency. That efficiency means that heating your home uses the least amount of energy possible, so you spend as little as possible on home heating. Getting a tune-up also lets your service technician spot and fix problems before they lead to larger issues, on top of any reductions in efficiency that would drive up your heating costs.
Use Your Programmable Thermostat Correctly
Programmable and smart thermostats are a great way to keep your heating costs under control. But you have to know how to program them properly to maximize their energy savings. Doing so can cut your heating costs by up to 10%! And when you consider that heating makes up about half of your energy costs in the winter, that’s some nice savings!
Here’s what to do:
- When you’re at home and awake, set the thermostat for 68°.
- Lower temperatures by 10° for the hours you’re asleep or out of the house.
Keep Heat Inside Your House
The drafts around doors and windows, and through walls, can cause heat loss that’s the equivalent of leaving a window open. But taking some time for an easy DIY project of eliminating those drafts with caulk, weatherstripping, expanding foam, and other projects can keep the heat you pay for in your home where it belongs. Properly sealing up your home can not only make your home more comfortable; it can lower your heating costs by up to 20% too!
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