Last year’s winter heating bills may have been a bit higher than you would’ve liked. This year, it’s time to do things differently. You can save money on your heating bills this year by taking a few simple steps that won’t make you feel uncomfortable. Just follow our tips!
Upgrade Your Thermostat and Learn How to Use It
Programmable thermostats can save homeowners hundreds of dollars on home heating bills each year. You can choose to set the thermostat well in advance, so that you never have to worry about forgetting to turn it on and off.
You can vary the temperature throughout the day as needed and change settings for weekends. Consult your thermostat manual or a local technician and make sure that you know how to completely take advantage of all of the features of your thermostat.
Make Energy Efficient Choices
Making energy efficient choices means thinking about how you change the temperature and what you choose to set it to. When it’s very cold at, an efficient temperature to set your thermostat is about 68°. You may be surprised with how comfortable you are!
We also recommend against constantly fidgeting with the thermostat, as consistently shutting off and restarting wears down your heater’s parts quickly and requires more energy.
Take Advantage of the Latest Technology
You might consider upgrading your heating equipment and accessories this season. High-efficiency variable-speed or dual-stage heating equipment achieves more accurate temperatures and cuts down on costs.
In addition, consider adding a Wi-Fi thermostat to your home. Wi-Fi thermostats connect to the internet in your home, and you can control yours with a smart phone or tablet, from anywhere with internet access!
Schedule a Maintenance Visit
Heating maintenance visits help to keep your heating equipment in better shape for longer. You save money with annual heating maintenance service because this inspection detects problems early, allowing you to make repairs before heating problems spiral out of control. In addition, a tune-up allows you to save some money, since all of the parts will be running smoothly and efficiently.
Call Bartels Heating & Cooling for heating services and more helpful advice to residents of Oxford, OH.