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5 Ways to Improve Your Home’s Heating Efficiency

checkmark-greenA lot of us hurting in the wallet region after wrapping up the major holiday season. This can make things like keeping your energy bills reasonable an important goal to have. Affordable energy bills are going to make a big difference for you after a season of extra spending the same way that increased bills can impact your budget.

We want to help you stay comfortable at a reasonable cost. That is why we’ve provided some tips below to ensure you can get the most out of your heater without incredibly high energy bills. If something is up with your heating system that is driving up your bills, don’t hesitate to reach out to us.

5 Tips To Boost Your Home’s Heating Efficiency

There is more than one way that you can be smart about using your heater in an energy-efficient manner. Here are a few tips that we can provide to improve your energy efficiency and heating system operation as we wrap up this year.

  1. Keep windows and doors closed: We know that fresh air can be great after days of stale, overly-filtered air in your home. With that said, it isn’t the best for your home comfort as it can let hot air escape the house and increase the demand on your heating system. Keep your doors and windows closed to keep the warmth inside. If you are having serious struggles with stale air in your home it may be beneficial to look at Heat or Energy Recovery Ventilators.
  2. Check for air leaks: The door doesn’t have to be open to lose warm air. Air leaks in your doors, windows, and even ductwork can do just as much damage to your energy efficiency and comfort. Weatherstripping and caulk can be a big help in addressing air leaks that could drive up your energy bills otherwise.
  3. Keep your thermostat setting reasonable: It can be hard to resist the urge to drive up the number on your thermostat when things get really chilly. However, the Department of Energy advises requesting a maximum of 68°F to get the most from your heater without using too much energy. It may not seem like it but even a difference of 10°F can create a huge impact on your comfort.
  4. Layer up and use the warmth you have: Sweaters, fluffy socks, blankets, and other items can be helpful in helping you feel warmer and reduce your demand on your heater. This can help you stay warm without driving up your energy bills and can even help you lower your energy bills over time.
  5. Address repair needs quickly: Last but not least, don’t ignore your heater system’s needs! If something seems off with your heating system it is important to address it ASAP. You can reach out to us for boiler or furnace repair in Staten Island, NY to ensure your system is kept in good working order and prevents huge spikes on your bills.

Using these tips and professional services can help you get the most from your heating system this year and beyond.

Contact Bob Mims Heating & Air Conditioning to learn more or schedule your next heating repair appointment.

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