Now that you have your heating system repaired and ready for winter, there are some additional low- and no-cost ways to save on your winter energy bill.
Small changes can make a big impact.
Tips For Heating System Savings
- Closing doors on unused rooms, return air vents, and floor or wall registers
- Open the blinds and curtains on south-facing windows during the day to let the sun warm those rooms, and close them at night to keep in the heat
- Monitor the setting on you electric water heater, or install a timer so that the water is heating only at peak times during the day
- Put your thermostat on a time that lowers the temperature when you are away from home or sleeping. If you don’t have a timer, remember to do it manually.
- Wear socks and sweaters indoors rather than heating an entire room
Easy Heating Repairs For Big Returns
In addition to having your heating system checked before the winter season, there are some simple things you can do on your own that will also save you money.
- Seal up drafty doors and windows with weather stripping or caulk
- Insulate your windows by installing plastic film
- Replace dirty furnace filters
- Covert to compact fluorescent or LED lights for indoor and outdoor use to save energy
- Install timers on your lights to ensure they turn off when no one is home or you are sleeping
- Space heaters can increase your bill if used incorrectly; make sure they are used only in small occupied areas, following all safety guidelines to keep your family safe
And remember, if you need heating system repair, your local HVAC company should be able to help you prepare for the coming cold months.