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Winter Heating Tricks to Keep Your Bill Low

March 16th, 2018 | seowerkz

When it comes to keeping you and your family warm over the winter, we at Expert Plumbing are here to help. Our furnace repair services will help keep your system functioning properly at all times, and our experts can help with any other heating services you’re having issues with.

We can also help with little tricks of the trade that might help you heat your home in cost-friendly ways. Here are a few hacks to consider for staying warming without raising your utility bill.

Keep it Clean

For starters, the HVAC system in your home functions at peak levels when there are no obstructions or blockages to the flow of air. Make sure no furniture or other items are blocking your vents, and take time to clean dust and debris buildups regularly for optimum performance.

Adjusting the Thermostat

The easiest way to stay warm without hiking up your energy bill is making some basic adjustments to your thermostat. According to the Department of Energy, you can save about 10 percent of your annual heating bill just by making some smart adjustments.

If you have an adjustable thermostat, this is even easier. These allow you to set your system to automatically raise and lower the temperature based on your normal home and away hours – so for instance, it can drop the temperature 10 or so degrees during the eight hours you spend at work. This means you won’t have to manually adjust things every day. There are also smart thermostat options available that can be controlled remotely using your smartphone.

Other Home Features

In addition, use other basic features of your home to get a heating edge. When the sun is out, make sure you open up blinds and curtains on windows facing that way to allow natural warmth to creep in – but be sure to close them when the sun has passed. Also look to ceiling fans, which can have their direction reversed to clockwise to help create an updraft to circulate warm air hiding near the ceiling.

Annual Maintenance

And of course, having your HVAC system inspected annually by our professionals is a great way to keep your costs low and your system performing at a high level. Call us today at Expert Plumbing to find out about any of our maintenance or furnace repair services.