How to Lower Your Heating Bill
It’s that time of year again! Pumpkin spice, fuzzy socks, and the dreaded heating bill. As we transition to colder nights, now is a good time to think about how you can effectively, and naturally, lower your heating bill. Though cozying up by the fire with a nice hot cup of tea sounds grand, it’s not a hugely effective way to keep your home warm. Instead, consider some of these helpful tips.
Invest in a Programmable Thermostat
Believe it or not, a programmable thermostat can lower your heating bill by almost 15%. It’s easy to make a programmable thermostat work around your schedule. Simply input the time you leave for work and the time you get home. Your house works for you and around your schedule. They start at $20, and depending on your skill level, you can install it yourself. If you don’t feel comfortable installing your own thermostat, or have any questions, please reach out to Moore Home Services.
Rework Your Insulation
One of the best ways to lower your heating bill is to optimize your insulation. Insulation can last for up to 80 years, but that doesn’t mean it’s still good. As technology advances, so do lo-fi things, such as heating insulation. An HVAC professional, like the contractors at Moore Home Services, can inspect your attic and see if you’re using the right amount of insulation to keep your house warm. Though new insulation may seem like a lot now, the payoff is well worth it. You’ll see the results when you lower your heating bill and stay comfortable all winter long.
Shut the Door
Do you have a room that’s not used very often? Maybe a guest room or dormant office? Don’t leave the door open! When heating your house, your air system works hard to warm every inch. If you’re not using a space, close the door so you don’t lose any precious heat. Sealing off unused rooms is a simple and great way to lower your heating bill. If you want to go the extra mile, use towels or a blanket to block any airflow under the door.
Check your electrical outlets
Oftentimes, an overlooked culprit in the war against drafty rooms are the electrical outlets. Many electrical outlets installed in exterior walls can have cracks or chips that allow cold air to seep in. Fixing these small gaps are easy. All you need is a screwdriver and some caulk. Just screw off the outlet cover, patch the holes, put the cover back on, and you’re done! It’s a very small, but efficient way, to lower your heating bill.
Change Your Air Filter
Our last tip for today, and certainly not least, is to regularly change your air filter. Changing your air filter is perhaps one of the easiest things you can do to lower your heating bill. All the air that circulates in your home passes through the air filter. By ensuring your air filter is clean and up to date, you’re allowing the HVAC system to do its job properly and efficiently; thus, an easy way to lower your heating bill.
Believe it or not, a lower heating bill is something you can easily see. All you need to do is follow the simple steps above and call Moore Home Services to tune up your HVAC system twice every year. Moore Home Services is a Diamond Certified HVAC company serving the Sacramento and Santa Rosa areas. Just remember, our service is 100% right or 100% free; if you don’t like the service, you don’t pay for it. Give us a call or fill out our online form to book an appointment.