During the winter, your energy bill often goes up because you’re cranking the heat. It seems like a lose-lose situation: either you suck it up and endure the cold so you don’t have to spend a ton on energy, or you stay nice and warm but shell out an arm and a leg to the electricity company.
Fortunately, there are things you can do to keep your heating costs low without sacrificing your comfort. Here are some of the easiest ways to care for your heating system and reduce high energy bills.
Let the Light Shine In
Don’t underestimate the warmth of sunshine! Draw back the curtains and open the blinds so the sun can warm your home during the day. There’s no sense in having your heating system work harder when you can soak up a little extra warmth naturally.
Repair Any Leaks In Your Pipes
When air leaks in around your pipes, it can cause your electricity bill to skyrocket. Add weatherstripping and/or caulk to any pipe leaks, as well as around creaky doors and unsealed windows. The less cold air flowing in, the easier it is to heat your house cheaply.
Monitor Your Thermostat Settings
Don’t heat your home excessively when you don’t need to. If you know no one will be home between nine and five, set your thermostat to a lower temperature during those hours since the house doesn’t need to feel as comfortable.
Schedule Regular Service for Your System
Every heating system requires occasional inspections in order to eliminate problems and keep it running smoothly. Although you can conduct these on your own, it’s always a good idea to call in a professional who can spot and fix hidden problems before they become serious.
Looking for a professional company to check out your heating system this winter? Contact Robert B Payne Inc. The company’s representatives will make sure everything is running smoothly and that you’re keeping your energy bill as low as possible. To schedule an inspection or speak to a staff member, visit our contact us page or call 540-373-5876.