4 Ways to Cut Home Heating Costs
Keeping your house warm shouldn’t cost you an arm and a leg, but many times homeowners are left confused as to why their energy bills are increasing each month.
Even the smallest of inefficiencies in your home can affect your utility bills. Therefore, the heating professionals at Lazer Home Services compiled a list to help homeowners save some money and improve the efficiency of their home’s heating system.
A Few Expert Tips for Cutting Heating Costs Include:
Scheduling Regular Equipment Tune-ups
Proper maintenance will help keep your heating system running efficiently and help keep your bills lower. Both oil and electric heaters should be professionally inspected at least once a year before the cold season and gas heaters should be inspected every year. A heating professional will also check for dirty filters in your heating system as dirty filters can cause your system to work overtime and lead to higher heating costs.
Energy Efficient Upgrades
If you currently have older appliances running in your home, you may want to consider replacing them with more energy efficient options. For example, installing a programmable thermostat will allow you to adjust the heat on a predetermined schedule, so you can schedule the temperature to lower when you’re not home or sleeping. A heating professional will be able to recommend the best energy efficient appliances for your home.
Having a Professional Install a Heat Pump
A heat pump works by extracting warm air from outside your home and circulates that warm air throughout your home. Because it doesn’t generate its heat, heat pumps perform more efficiently than both electric and gas heating systems. Heat pumps can also double as an air conditioner in the warm months by reversing the process.
Nobody likes paying more for their bills than they have to, so why should you? According to the Department of Energy, homeowners who combine proper heating equipment maintenance and upgrade to energy efficient appliances with recommended insulation, air sealing, and thermostat settings save an estimated 30% on their energy bills while reducing environmental emissions.
If your heating costs have been steadily on the rise and you need help lowering them - contact the trusted professionals at Lazer Home Services today!