These days, we’re all trying to save money on our heating and energy bills. There are certainly a few ways you can attempt to keep the costs down.
With the exception of the cold winter months, turn the thermostat down overnight and whenever your house is empty. You’ll be pleasantly surprised at much lower your energy consumption might be.
Have your furnace checked and tuned up if necessary on an annual basis. It’s a good idea to do this in the fall, before you start using the furnace more often. After all, the last you want is to find out you need a major furnace repair when the temperature’s well below zero.
The dirtier the furnace filters become, the more work the furnace has to do. Replacing the filters regularly will extend the life of your furnace and save you money in the long run.
Make sure that you seal and insulate ducts in garages, attics, crawl spaces, and other unheated areas of the home. This can be another way to reduce your energy bills.
Most heat pumps, water heaters, air conditioners and furnaces have energy saving models these days. If you’re looking to upgrade or replace one of these appliances, it’s a good idea to consider the more efficient versions.