For many homeowners, the arrival of winter means a spike in utility bills, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Here are some ways to keep your house warm and keep your Buckingham heating costs manageable.
Take Advantage of Free Heat
The sun can warm your house so you don’t have to use the furnace all day. Keep blinds and shades open when the sun is out to let its rays come in through the windows. When the sun goes down, close window treatments to keep heat inside and help the house stay warm at night.
Figure out Where Your House Is Losing Heat
Drafts around windows and doors can lead to significant heat loss and high utility bills. Check for leaks and seal them with caulk or weather stripping. Also look for leaks around the chimney and in other areas where there may be gaps in the ceiling. A home energy audit can help you identify areas where your home is losing heat so you can take action to control your utility bills.
Adjust Your Thermostat’s Setting
Keeping your thermostat set for the same temperature all the time can waste energy. Lower the temperature before you go to bed and use blankets to stay warm. Keep the temperature set a bit lower when you’re out than you have it when you’re home. If you invest in a programmable thermostat, you won’t have to remember to adjust the temperature manually every day.
Have Your Heating System Inspected
Routine HVAC inspections and maintenance can help you avoid a breakdown and an expensive repair bill. A technician can look for signs of damage and wear, replace parts if necessary, and perform other maintenance that may be required.
Chud Air Conditioning, Heating, and Duct Cleaning employs a team of professionals who have the right experience and training to service a variety of furnace models, including gas, propane, and electric types. We can also inspect and repair your water heater to keep it working this winter.
Get Help with Buckingham Heating Maintenance and Repairs
The weather has begun to turn colder. If you haven’t had your heating system inspected and serviced yet, don’t put it off any longer. Call Chud Air Conditioning, Heating, and Duct Cleaning today at (215)659-4343 to schedule an appointment.