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How to Lower Your Heating Bills

Heating bills in Hamilton, OH can spiral out of control rather quickly. You can lower your heating bills, however, for a long time to come when you take the right steps to keep your heater running in the most efficient ways. Check out our tips, and call our experts to schedule an appointment today.

Get It Maintained

Professional heating maintenance is an effective way to get your heater running at maximum efficiency. With heating maintenance, a technician checks on your heating system, moving through a list to check for potential safety and performance issues. In addition, they tune up the system by cleaning and adjusting components in a way that helps the heater run more smoothly—which means better efficiency and lower bills.

Replace or Repair a Faulty Heater

If your heating system no longer works the way it’s supposed to, you need to take the right steps to get it in working order. A faulty heating system cannot heat a home efficiently because it is running so often to compensate for a broken part.

Call in technicians to find out if it can be repaired, and remember that replacing an older heater should automatically lower your monthly utilities by quite a bit. This can only be beneficial in the long run.

Use the Heater Less!

If you’re not planning on changing out your heater anytime soon, you might simply be using the heater more often than you really need. Set your thermostat to a lower temperature on a regular basis and watch your bills drop!

Many people are perfectly comfortable with the heater at about 68°-70° with an extra layer of clothing or two. Keep the temperature here while you are home and make sure it is lowered by 10° or so when you are away. You might want to upgrade to a smart thermostat for this purpose, since you can monitor the temperature from an app on your phone.

Seal Up Your Home

Air leaks around the house contribute to inefficiency because heat transfers naturally into cooler areas. Seal up air leaks around the home using weather stripping around doors and windows and caulk where you need it.

Bartels Heating & Cooling offers heating services in Hamilton, OH. Call our friendly technicians today!

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