Heating a large home can be a real struggle, but there are things you can do to lower your costs without sacrificing the comfort of your family. Here are three smart ways to reduce your energy bill.
#1. Be Smart About Your Thermostat Setting
The way you set your thermostat can have a profound impact on your family’s comfort and on your home heating bills. Here in the dog days of winter, it is time to set your thermostat the right way.
If you have not already done so, installing a programmable thermostat is a great home improvement project – one that will pay big dividends down the line. Once that programmable thermostat is in place, you can set it to lower the temperature when you leave for work and turn it up to a comfortable level just before you return home.
#2. Have Your Furnace Tuned Up
If you cannot remember the last time you had your furnace tuned up, it is probably already overdue. You should have your furnace inspected and tuned up once a year, and the lead-up to winter is the best time to get it done. But, “better late than never”. Call Vredevoogd today.
With a tune-up you will be rewarded with a season full of lower energy bills, and you could save enough to more than pay for the cost of the annual service.
#3. Use Space Heaters Strategically
There is no need to heat your spare bedroom or guest room when you are not using it, and turning down the heat in those unused rooms could save you a lot of money.
You can always use space heaters to keep those parts of your home comfortable when guests arrive. The strategic use of space heaters can lower your overall heating costs and keep your home more comfortable.
If you struggled to pay your winter heating bills last year, make some changes. From how you set your thermostat to how and when you heat your extra rooms, the things you do now can have a major impact on your wallet later.