Most of us cringe when we open our gas bill this time of year. Our heating systems are working harder than any other time of the year and our wallets pay for it. Unless you plan on moving to a warmer climate, there’s no way to avoid forking over an extra portion of your budget toward winter heating needs. However, there are some simple ways you can avoid giving your entire paycheck to the gas company and save on gas bills this winter.
Turn the thermostat down
While you’re at work or sleeping, turn the heat down to save big. Lowering your thermostat by 7 to 10 degrees for eight hours a day can reduce your gas bill up to 10 percent!
Get smart technology
Take control of the efficiency of your home. Today’s smart thermostats give you total control of your heating and cooling systems right in the palm of your hand. No more guessing if you (or anyone else!) adjusted the heat before you left the house.
Replace air filters
The air filter in a forced-air furnace needs to be replaced every few months to keep it running efficiently. These are easy to install yourself and will help prevent pollutants from entering your living space.
Insulation is your friend
Insulation is one of the most efficient ways to save energy at home since it keeps it warm in the winter and cool in the summer. By tempering the heat flow in your house, insulation helps to ensure your system isn’t working overtime to keep your house at a comfortable temperature.
Call in the experts
Preventative maintenance is the best way to ensure your systems are running properly and efficiently. You can trust a professional HVAC company to check your units for safety and health issues before they become a threat to you and your family.
Looking for more ways to increase the efficiency of your home? Contact our team at Valor Mechanical and start saving on your energy bills today.