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How to Reduce Home Heating Costs

Keeping yourself warm and cozy all winter long can put a damper on your budget. So, how does a careful homeowner pay less with sacrificing indoor comfort?

There are multiple ways to accomplish that goal; let’s examine a few.

Upgrade to Programmable Thermostats

Let’s say you enjoy 70 degrees and want to come home to that comfort level after a long day at work. That’s great, but unless you have a programmable thermostat, you’re paying for lots of wasted heat. Programmable thermostats allow you to save money while you’re away and yet still come home to maximum comfort. With a Wi-Fi model, you can change temperature settings no matter where you are, provided you have a Wi-Fi connection.

Bundle Up Your Water Heater

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, you could save an average of $20 per month by insulating your water heater. Just check your owner’s manual first to ensure your model is insulation-safe.

Flip the Fan

Who uses a ceiling fan during the winter? Well, you might, provided you run it clockwise to push rising heat back down to where your family is gathered. That means you can stay warm with less heat needed from your furnace or boiler.

Let the Sun Shine In

During the day, keep shades and other window treatments open to allow the sun to infuse your home with its warming rays, especially from south facing windows. Once the sun starts to set, close your window coverings to trap all that warm air inside.

Heating System Preventive Maintenance

C&D Cooling & Heating can contribute mightily to energy dollar savings with our annual preventative maintenance service. It’s a great way to keep your system in top working condition while also helping to reduce repair frequency and severity while prolonging equipment life.

Has it been a year or longer since your heating system was last cleaned and inspected?  If so, contact us today to schedule service, and let even greater savings come your way.