It’s been a bitter start to the winter season. With lower than normal temps, everyone has been headed straight to the thermostat. Though it might seem like an easy way to keep the home warm and cozy, it could be wasting you money. So before your throw money at a higher heating bill, consider a few tips to keep a warm house while saving some cash!
Sometimes older windows can cause air leaks, allowing warm air to escape. Consider installing dual-pane windows to add double the protection from the outside temperatures. Having these in your home can reduce energy costs by almost a quarter.
If replacing all of your windows is out of the question then there is always a second option. Weatherstripping can be applied to the outer areas of windows to seal any cracks or openings, keeping warm air inside. This option is inexpensive and rather effective.
Doors can allow warm air to escape from underneath where the door meets the molding. By adding a door sweep you can keep your warm air trapped within the room.
Heating systems should have maintenance performed on them multiple times per year. Replacing worn parts, cleaning the unit, and performing an inspection are common things to do for routine maintenance.
A few of these tips have the potential to save you up to 30 percent on your next energy bill. It is also important to have your furnace serviced by a professional at least once per year. A properly working heating system is the best way to save money on heating costs. To learn more, or to schedule a service with Tri-City Appliance, Heating & Cooling, give us a call at (203) 303-5700.