Save on Home Heating Costs This Winter
Six tips to help with your heating bills
The winter season comes along with a lot of things – holiday time, snow, significantly less daylight and using more heat to keep your home comfortable. If you’re using more heat (and chances are you will here in Northern New Jersey), your heating bills are going to get more expensive. But before you panic, take a look at these six tips that can actually help you save money on your heat this winter.
- Install a programmable thermostat – Programmable thermostats are helpful because they let you change your home’s temperature via a pre-set timer. So if you know you won’t be home for an afternoon, you can program your thermostat to turn off shortly before you leave. You can also program it to turn back on shortly before you return home. Not having your heat running the entire time you’re out will definitely add up to some savings over time.
- Add insulation – This is good for those rooms in your house that just don’t seem to heat up no matter what you do. Adding insulation helps trap heat, but it doesn’t require that you turn the temperature up on your thermostat.
- Add storm windows – This blocks cold air from getting into your home. This is another technique that warms up your house without having to adjust the thermostat.
- Clean your air filters – A dirty or clogged air filter means that your heating system is working harder than it needs to in order to produce heat and that is going to get expensive. You should be checking your air filters about once a month in the winter to see if they need to be cleaned or replaced.
- Keep curtains and blinds open – This allows your home to warm up thanks to natural sunlight. Just don’t forget to close your curtains and blinks at night so that the heat actually says inside.
- Caulk and weather strip – If there are any gaps in your home’s windows or doors or if you have a chimney, consider adding some caulk, weather strips or plastic window covers. These all help keep heat inside.
JW Pierson can install and service all sorts of heating systems, including boilers, furnaces and water heaters. Our service technicians want to help keep your home warm and comfortable this winter season so please do not hesitate to contact us today!