Winter heating bills can be a strain on your budget even though they are a necessary expense. To save money on heating your home, your furnace needs to run less frequently and more efficiently. Here are some tips that will keep your house warm at a lower price.
Upgrade Your Thermostat
A modern thermostat can reduce your heating bill by as much as 20%. New smart thermostats can be programmed to keep your house comfortable when people are home and cooler when it is empty. Some thermostats can even learn your heating habits over time, giving you that much more control over your costs. When the furnace is off an extra 10 minutes each day, you will have over an hour of savings every week.
Seal Your Home
Cracks and gaps allow cold air to creep into your home, forcing your heating system to work harder. As the heating season begins, you will want to search your home for any drafty places. Fill the leaks you find around doors or windows. Use a draft stopper at the bottom of your doors, especially those that are not used frequently. If you are able to take on a larger project, adding insulation in your basement or attic will help keep warm air inside.
Maintain Your Heating System
Having a trained professional maintain your heating system will help it run efficiently and consistently. The heating specialist will make sure that filters are changed, worn parts are replaced and the burner is firing as it should. This annual appointment is also an opportunity to check the system and prevent problems before they start. It is much better to do maintenance on your schedule than deal with an emergency over the weekend.
MD Air Conditioning & Heating is ready to handle the heating maintenance and repair needs of San Antonio homes. We can help keep your property comfortable in every season. Contact us today and put our professional heating and cooling technicians to work for you.Tags: Energy Efficiency, Heating, HVAC