Everybody loves their energy bills during the spring and beginning of fall. After all, those are the times of year you don’t need to run your heat or air conditioning systems as often! However, there’s no doubt that home and business owners are already dreading opening their heating bills once temperatures start dropping in autumn, and snow flurries eventually become more frequent.
Northern Services understands how important it is to try and keep winter heating bills as low as possible. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of great tips that we hope will help you save money on heating this winter.
5 Simple Ways to Reduce Heating Bills
Replace or repair windows that are ill-fitting, don’t close all the way, or have damaged seals. You can check for leaky windows by lighting an incense scone and moving the scone around the edge of the window. If the smoke rolls out the window or towards you, you could have a leaky window.
Change window treatments when you have to turn on your heat. Instead of light drapes, opt for heavier drapes that can be opened on sunny days. When it’s cloudy, close drapes to keep heat in and cold air trapped between windows and drapes.
Call a roofing company to have your roof inspected. Even minor roof damage may allow copious amounts of heat to escape (as heat rises), resulting in unnecessarily higher heating bills.
Consider installing a ceiling fan in large rooms to prevent heat from rising and staying near the ceiling.
Invest in a programmable thermostat. If you don’t have one, contact us to learn about the benefits of having a programmable thermostat over a manually operated unit. One advantage is your ability to adjust a floor’s temperature to an exact number. Even a few degrees up or down can make a significant difference in your monthly heating bill in the long run.
Get a humidifier. The moister air is, the more heat it retains. Running a humidifier in your home or business can help save money on heating bills, cut down on static electricity shocks, and keep skin from becoming dry and itchy.
Get Your Heating System Inspected Before Winter
Having your heating system regularly inspected and maintained will prevent unexpected problems that could leave you freezing in the middle of the night. Minimize breakdowns, ensure your system is operating safely, and keep things running as cost-effectively and efficiently as possible with pre-winter inspections. For more information about all of our heating services, including installation and repair, reach out to Northern Services today.