SPENDING TOO MUCH ON HEATING?
Take these simple steps to trim your bill
Want to save some money on your utility bills while keeping your family warm this winter? Consider these simple tips for keeping your heating bills in check:
Start with these basic DIY steps you can take before and during the heating season:
- Clean registers, baseboard heaters and radiators, making sure no heating outlets are blocked by furniture, carpet or drapery.
- Clean or replace any furnace filters once per month throughout the heating season to ensure systems are functioning at peak efficiency.
- Consider purchasing a programmable thermostat so you can better control your usage throughout the day.
- Using weather stripping on doors and windows and ensuring adequate insulation can go a long way in keeping your home warm and toasty.
Efficiency saves dollars.
The Department of Energy recommends having gas-fired equipment professionally serviced every other year and having oil-fired boilers professionally cleaned and tuned once a year. Why? According to one Environmental Protection Agency estimate, regularly maintained heating units can save a typical household as much as 13 percent every heating season, and can extend the life of a heating system by 20 to 30 percent. Schedule your annual service now, and consider a service contract that includes your money-saving tune-up.
Budget your payments.
Our customers enjoy the option of stretching out payments throughout the year to avoid costly bills during the cold winter months. Budgeting your payments allows you to plan for a monthly bill that remains the same throughout the year, helping you avoid any surprise spikes over the winter season. Contact us today to sign up.
By following these simple steps, any homeowner can improve their home’s efficiency, prolong the life of their system, and save big throughout the heating season.