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How to Heat Your Home on a Budget

The winter months can be tough – not just because it’s cold, but because turning up the heat leads to high energy bills. For families looking to tighten their budgets this winter, it can be difficult to find a balance. Here are a few tips to help you heat your home for less.

Budget Heating Tips:

  • Insulate Your Windows – So much energy can be lost through the windows in your home. Caulking and weatherstripping is a simple DIY way to help you seal air leaks and reduce your home energy costs.
  • Turn on Ceiling Fans – Fans are for more than keeping your room cool. They can also circulate warm air throughout your room and offer better airflow.
  • Maintenance Goes a Long Way – Make sure that you are having annual maintenance performed on your HVAC system. This can go a long way towards making your home heating system work efficiently. Replace your filters and schedule a tune-up to keep things running smoothly.
  • Update Your Equipment – Of course, installing a new HVAC system comes with a price, but if your old system frequently breaks down, you may be paying more in repairs than it’s worth. Consider installing a new, energy-efficient HVAC system with your tax refund this year. This will reduce your monthly utility bill, as new Energy Star models heat your home more efficiently than old, outdated models.
  • Turn Down the Thermostat – You can save about 10% per year on your home heating bill just by turning down your thermostat 10-15 degrees!

If you have any questions about how to reduce your home heating bill or improve the energy efficiency of your home this winter, contact our professional technicians. We are here to help you keep your home warm and cozy all winter long.

Call (412) 265-2662or visit our website to learn more about our plumbing, heating and cooling services, as well as the accessories we offer.