Do you know how to save money heating your home this winter? Everything seems more expensive these days, but there are ways to watch your budget while still staying cozy and comfortable. Here are three tips for heating best practices to help you get started.
Tip #1: Upgrade Your Thermostat
While it does require an initial investment in a new thermostat, an upgrade can save you significantly over time. Most new technology is reasonably priced and easy to install and use. Programmable and smart thermostats can save you up to 10% on your heating bills, and they’ll help your HVAC system run more effectively, keeping your home more consistently comfortable.
Tip #2: Change Your HVAC Air Filter
A dirty air filter is one of the most common reasons for excessive energy use. When your heating system tries to pull in air through a dirty filter, it must work overtime, using more energy and raising your utility bills. Change your filter every 60-90 days, and you’ll see the results every month.
Tip #3: Schedule HVAC Maintenance
Nothing impacts your energy use and the cost of heating your home like dirty heating equipment with worn out parts that isn’t calibrated to function well. Scheduling maintenance with a licensed HVAC technician means a cleaner, more efficient, and more effective system that will cost less to run with a reduced chance of breaking down.
You don’t have to choose between a warm home and affordable heating bills. With these simple tips, you can save money heating your home while staying comfortable all winter. Reach out to the H.H. Hovey Heating and Cooling team for more information on making your system more efficient and to schedule your HVAC maintenance.