Thrills, Chills, and Avoiding Higher Heating Bills
Halloween is coming and with that comes fright and thrills. But one thing you should not fear is higher heating bills. Most people find that their utility bills are higher in the winter. This is due to using their HVAC system to heat their home. There are a few things that you can do to help lower the cost of your utility bills.
Proper Maintenance of your HVAC System
The very best thing that you can do to lower the cost of your bills is to make sure that your system is efficient. You will want to make sure that you change the air filter on a regular basis. A clogged air filter will make your unit not be as efficient, which will increase your power usage.
You will also want to have an HVAC professional do maintenance on your heating system. They will come out in the fall to take a look at your unit. If your system needs anything fixed, they will do it then. They will also clean your system, check your thermostat, and answer any questions you may have.
You may also want to check the age of your unit. If it is over the age of ten, you may want to consider upgrading your unit. Newer units are more efficient, and will help to lower high utility bills.
Installing a Programmable Thermostat
A programmable thermostat is also a great way to save on your bills. A programmable thermostat can be set to be at a lower heat when you are not at home. Then, you can set it to warm up your house when it gets closer to the time of you being at home. This can help to save you money by not heating your home while you are out.
Using the Sun
Another way that you can decrease a high utility bill is by using the sun. During the day, open your drapes and curtains. This will help to allow the sun to warm your home. Be sure to close the curtains at night to keep the warmth in your house.
Getting New Windows
Upgrading your windows will also help you to lower your high bills. Older windows will allow the cold air to come straight into your house. Installing new windows will help you get great energy savings.
Call Us Today
If you want to save money on your utility bill each month, give Harwich Port Heating and Cooling a call today. One of our friendly HVAC professionals will come out to take a look at your heating system. We can help to recommend upgrades and do maintenance for you. We can also install a programmable thermostat to help you to lower your energy usage each month.