As winter slowly creeps up on us, many of us are wondering how we can save money on our heating bills. Heating your home can be expensive, but there are ways to reduce those costs. In this blog post, we will suggest five ways that you can save on your heating this winter. We will provide detailed steps that you can take to ensure that you are getting the most out of your heating system and saving as much money as possible.
1. Get routine maintenance
One of the most important things that you can do to save money on your heating bill is to make sure that your heating system is running properly. Regular maintenance can help to ensure that your system is functioning at its best and that you are not wasting energy on unnecessary repairs. This will give you peace of mind that your system won’t randomly shut down, and you won’t have to worry about being without heat this winter.
2. Set your thermostat correctly
Another easy way to save money on your heating bill is to set your thermostat correctly. You should try to keep your home at a comfortable temperature without wasting energy on unnecessary heating.
3. Install insulation
To keep your home warm and comfortable during these months, it is important to have adequate insulation. Insulation helps to prevent heat from escaping your home, making it easier to maintain a consistent indoor temperature. This not only keeps you and your family more comfortable, but it can also help to lower your energy bills.
In fact, the U.S. Department of Energy estimates that proper insulation can save the average homeowner up to 10 percent on their annual heating and cooling costs. When choosing insulation for your home, it is important to consider the R-value, which indicates the material’s resistance to heat transfer. For most homes in cold climates, an R-value of R-30 or higher is recommended. With proper installation, insulation can provide years of comfort and energy savings.
4. Use a space heater
If you only need a small amount of heat in a specific area, consider using a space heater instead of turning up the heat in your entire home. This can be a more cost-effective way to heat the areas that you need without wasting energy on spaces that don’t need it.
5. Install a ceiling fan
Installing a ceiling fan can help keep your home warm in the winter and can save you money on your heating bill. A ceiling fan can help to circulate the air in your home, which can help to keep you warmer during the winter months. Additionally, ceiling fans use less energy than traditional heating systems, which can help you to save money on your heating bill.
How We Can Help
Keeping up with your home’s HVAC can seem like a daunting task. This is why we offer a heating and cooling maintenance plan to help remove some of the stress and guesswork many homeowners face. With our maintenance plan you’re covered for an installation of a new heating system. You will receive two maintenance visits a year, to ensure your system is running efficiently and prevent any malfunctions from occurring. If an emergency does occur, our maintenance members also receive priority service.
Are you looking to install a new furnace? For all of your heating needs and questions contact Winters Home Services at (617) 977-3101! Same-day service, next-level service.