5 Ways To Keep Heating Costs Low This Winter
As the weather begins to get cooler, you may be starting to prepare your home for winter. Top of mind for many during this time is the cost of heating their home effectively. While you can’t go without heat to save money, there are ways you can lower your heating costs without sacrificing comfort or safety. In this blog, the experienced team at Arronco Comfort Air shares their five expert tips for lowering your heating costs this winter.
1. Lower Your Thermostat
You don’t have to freeze to save money on your heating. Just lowering your thermostat a few degrees can lead to significant savings. At night, consider adding an extra blanket to your bed and set your thermostat as low as you can stand it. You can also lower your thermostat up to 10 degrees while you’re at work or on vacation – just be sure to always keep your home warm enough for pets and to prevent your pipes from freezing.
2. Take Advantage of the Sun’s Natural Warmth
Many homeowners overlook the ways they can use the sun’s natural warmth to heat their homes throughout the day. When it’s sunny and bright, open your home’s blinds and let the natural light and heat stream in. At night, when the sun goes down, close your blinds and other window coverings to help trap the heat inside.
Here’s a bonus tip: Set your home’s ceiling fans to rotate clockwise to push warm air that collects near the ceiling back into the room.
3. Change Your Furnace Filter
When a furnace’s filter becomes clogged, it makes the system work harder than it should, which can lead to breakdowns, insufficient heat, and ultimately, a reduced system life span. For optimal efficiency and lower energy costs, replace your furnace’s air filter once a month.
4. Stay on Top of HVAC Maintenance
The best way to ensure your heating system is running properly and ready to take on winter’s coldest days is to schedule annual heating maintenance in the fall. An annual inspection and professional tune-up ensures your system is operating efficiently and effectively and provides an opportunity to address any problems before the cold weather sets in. Arronco offers a convenient HVAC maintenance plan to ensure your heating and cooling system works reliably all year.
5. Upgrade Your Heater in the Fall
Ultimately, if you have an older or failing furnace, the best way to save money this winter is by installing a new, energy-efficient system. Although there’s an upfront cost to replacing your heating system, your monthly energy costs will be significantly less. You’ll also likely save on heating repairs throughout the season.
Scheduling a replacement for the fall allows you to budget for the expense rather than having to replace the system in the middle of a cold snap when your old one fails. It also ensures your new system will be installed and running when you need it.
Arronco offers affordable, high-quality systems and financing options. We install heat pumps, geothermal heat pumps, and furnaces. Rebates and federal tax credits may also be available for homeowners who upgrade to energy-efficient units.
Trust Arronco for Professional Heating Solutions in Cincinnati, Lexington & Northern KY
The highly trained technicians at Arronco provide dependable heating services throughout Cincinnati, Lexington, and northern Kentucky. We’re a family-owned and -operated company that understands the importance of effective and affordable heating for your home. Our technicians are background-checked and thoroughly vetted for your protection and peace of mind.
Schedule heating maintenance or replacement with the experts at Arronco today.