Be Protected Against The Cold
Winter is a great time of the year, but for lots of people they don’t enjoy the brutal temperatures. If you live in an area where you experience winters, then you might find yourself struggling to remain warm throughout the winter months. This is also why you need to make sure your property is well-heated. A home that’s properly heated means you’ll be protected against extremely cold temperatures.
There are a number of things you can do to reduce your heating costs. Here are a few of them.
Blankets And Clothing
Invest in heavy blankets and warm clothing because this is one of the easiest ways to save money on utility bills. Wrap yourself up in blankets and/or wear your warm clothes when inside your home. You’ll feel warm, and you won’t have to run your heating system at a high setting. Remember, it’s more affordable to heat up your body than it is to heat up an entire home.
Get Rid of Drafts and Leaks
Eliminating air leaks is a good way to keep your home warm. Electrical outlets, doors, attic hatches, windows, cracks, and baseboards are the most common places where air leaks. A good way to prevent air leakage is by using weather strips on windows and doors.
Use a sealant or sealing products to cover up any cracks. Doing this will allow your home to heat up faster. More importantly, your heating system won’t have to work any harder than necessary.
Keep Your Furnace in Good Working Order
Your furnace should undergo regular maintenance because this will prevent serious problems with it in the long run. Also, check the filter, and replace it if it’s very dirty.
Buy A Smart Thermostat
There are many benefits of owning a smart thermostat. For starters, you’ll save money because you can adjust the temperature based on a number of factors. Not only that, but you can program the a smart thermostat to turn on based on your personal schedule and preferences. For example, you can have the heat turned on at a specific time of the day, such as when you arrive back home from work.
However, a smart thermostat is only compatible with certain HVAC systems. Make sure you know whether or not your system is. Don’t worry though because this is very easy to do and we are happy to assist.
Replace Your Heating System
Is your HVAC system old, or has it been a very long-time since you’re replaced it? If so, consider replacing it because it could save you a lot of money on your utility bill. As a general rule of thumb, you should replace your system every 15 years, or when your system is no longer doing a good job at heating your house.
Furlong HVAC Services Inc. is standing by to help you if you need to replace your old heating system. We encourage you to contact us with any questions you have regarding your system or our services. Also, feel free to visit our website to request a free quote or to book an appointment.