Staying warm during the winter is ideal, but it isn’t always cheap. We have some tips for saving money on heating during the winter.
Energy Efficient Windows
If your home’s windows are old and drafty, your heating system is surely working harder as a result. Equipping your home with energy-efficient windows will keep the heat inside your home and the cold outside. As great as they are, we recognize that replacing windows isn’t exactly the cheapest project to suddenly complete. If you’d prefer more budget-friendly options, you could always look into insulating your windows.
Change Your Furnace Filter
If you haven’t changed your furnace filter this season, we guarantee that your heating system is working harder than it should be. This simple switch can lead to instant savings and increased effectiveness of your furnace. As a bonus, you can be sure that your clean filter captures dust and allergens to stop them from being dispersed throughout your home.
Optimize Your Thermostat
When you’re trying to enjoy your time at home, you should absolutely set the thermostat temperature to your comfort. There are times when it makes sense to reduce your home’s temperature, even in the winter, however. Consider programming your thermostat to drop a few degrees at night while you are in bed covered in blankets. If you have a predictable work schedule, you could also program the thermostat to reduce the temperature while you’re away and increase it as you are about to arrive back home.
Routine Furnace Maintenance
As part of your yearly furnace maintenance, your HVAC technician will ensure your furnace or heat pump operates at maximum efficiency. Among other tasks, the technician will check the burners and exhaust vents to make sure they are working without obstruction. Often, simply cleaning the burners can make a noticeable difference in energy savings.
Rely on Will Air for Your Furnace and Heating Maintenance
Will Air is proud to be a customer-centered residential and light commercial heating and cooling company serving the greater Central Maryland area. With over 30 years of experience, we are dedicated to offering the highest quality services at competitive rates. From preventative maintenance to residential HVAC repair, we are here to help you however we can. If you are having issues with heating this winter, call us today at (410) 549-9300 or request an estimate.