As a homeowner, there’s a very good chance that saving money is always on your mind – and we don’t blame you one bit! That’s why we’ve taken it upon ourselves to scrape together some of our favorite tips to help you lower costs during the colder months of the year.
Locate and Seal Air Leaks
Air leaks will cause your heating system to run more often, leading to added utility costs. You’ll never get rid of every single leak in your home, but the more you can locate and seal (with caulk, spray foam, or weatherstripping), the more efficient your system will be.
Schedule an Annual Heating System Checkup
Before the beginning of each winter, you should hire a qualified HVAC technician to check out your system and give it a tune-up. This will ensure better efficiency and prolong its operational lifespan. Plus, the technician can identify possible problems that might arise.
Upgrade Your Home’s Thermostat
If you’re still using a manual thermostat, it’s definitely time that you upgrade to a programmable model, which will give you greater control over the heating and cooling of your home. And if you already have a programmable one, then a wi-fi thermostat is your next step.
Add Some Insulation
Many homes don’t have proper insulation to keep heat from escaping, which will force your heating system to work harder and waste energy. Adding insulation isn’t a difficult task for most people, but if you don’t know how to identify where you need it, call a technician.
Keep Sweaters and Blankets Handy
When the weather drops, try to ignore your heating system and reach for sweaters and blankets instead. The longer you can leave your thermostat turned down, the more money you’ll save on your monthly energy bills. Just don’t take it too far and make your family or guests uncomfortable.
If you need more assistance with saving money or have any concerns related to home comfort, reach out to the friendly and knowledgeable professionals at Geisel Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing. We’ve been serving the Greater Cleveland area for over 80 years.
Our goal is to help educate our customers about energy and home comfort issues. For more information about other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Guide or give us a call at 440-345-8795.