Winter has officially arrived, bringing with it a brand-new crop of bitterly cold temperatures. Your heating system is not just a luxury comfort for the freezing winter. It’s a must-have item. Running it keeps your family safe and healthy in addition to maintaining the comfort of your home. Using your heating system every day for months on end is not unusual. Due to the necessity, this will result in an increase in your monthly heating expenditures, and in some cases, there is little you can do about it.
However, just because you spend more money on heating during the winter doesn’t mean you should. You may reduce those high expenditures by making a few easy house improvements, which will allow you to survive the winter comfortably and less straining financially.
Has Your Heater Had Recent Maintenance?
For your HVAC system, several heating professionals provide maintenance programs. Regular maintenance is similar to a tune-up for a car: the technician carefully inspects every part of the heating system and looks for any potential problems. Small problems, such as obstructed burners or loose fasteners, can be fixed as part of the maintenance service. The technician can arrange one right away if more involved repairs are needed. In any case, resolving those minor flaws can help a heater use less energy to heat a house, so lowering monthly expenses and the load placed on the rest of the system. If your heater hasn’t received routine maintenance in the past year or more, you might want to think about scheduling it right now.
Set the Thermostat
Most thermostats can be programmed, but only a small percentage of homes actually do so. For instance, many households just leave the heat on throughout the day, even when no one is home, under the mistaken belief that doing so will save money over the long term compared to having to warm up a cold house. When you typically leave the house, set the thermostat to 65 degrees, then set it to turn back on 20 minutes later. You won’t notice a change, yet you could save a surprising amount on your monthly payment. Before going to bed, you can decrease the thermostat even more. To stay warm, wrap up in blankets.
Weather Stripping Is Important
Cracks around your doors and windows can quickly remove hot air from your house (and will do the same thing to cool air in the summer). It’s a challenging problem, but you can swiftly resolve it by applying weather stripping to the troublesome area. It can be found at any hardware store or home improvement store, and it only takes a few minutes for you to use it to solve the issue.
Call the helpful experts at Elite Climate Control to schedule an appointment if your High Desert home needs heating repairs, maintenance plans, or comparable heating services!