Three Tips for Keeping Your Heating Bills Low in Winter
Whether you live in Fort Wayne, Angola, Decatur or Indianapolis, the Indiana winter weather each year means a rise in homeowners’ heating bills. However, there are some small changes you can make to ensure that your bills remain as low as possible, even through the harshest of our winters. Masters heating repair service is always available for our customers, so if you have a furnace emergency this winter, call on us. Following are three of the best things you can do to lower your heating bills this winter:
Maintain, maintain, maintain! We don’t mean that you should perform inspections or repairs for maintenance yourself. What you should do, however, is make an appointment and have our experts come for preventive maintenance on your system at least once per year. Not only can this help you avoid expensive, emergency break-downs and repair calls, but it will also keep your system running as efficiently as possible. When your system runs efficiently, it won’t have to work so hard to maintain a warm home, saving you money. In addition, a system that receives regular heating maintenance will last longer.
Adjust your drapes and take advantage of your ceiling fans. During winter months, any shades and drapes that are over windows that face south should be open each day to allow sunlight to come into your home, which will help warm your place. Be sure to also close south-facing drapes during the night to reduce the chill that may seep in from them.
As for ceiling fans, they are good for more than just cooling your home in the summer. During colder months, you can turn them on low, flip the switch on them so they rotate clockwise, and enjoy warm air that pushes down from the ceiling to heat your rooms.
Love your thermostat. Devote some time to your thermostat and turn it down (not off) before you leave the house for extended periods of time. For every one degree you turn it down, you could cut your energy bill by 3%. You can also add an extra blanket to your bed, invest in some warm pajamas, and turn the thermostat down before you go to bed for the night.
Better yet, if you don’t have a programmable thermostat installed, have our heating experts in Fort Wayne, Angola, Decatur or Indianapolis help you choose one and install it for you. You can save up to 10% on your heating bills by having a programmable thermostat that will lower the temperature automatically when no one is home, and will increase it back up to a setting you choose before you return.
We all know that Indiana winters can make it a challenge to stay warm without paying for it dearly when the energy bills come in. The good news, however, is that taking some action and being proactive about little changes you can make in your home can go a long way when it comes to saving money on your heating bills.
For more tips on how you can cut your heating bills and save money this winter, contact us using our brief contact form today!
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