As the temperatures drop, your heating bill can skyrocket. Keeping comfy and cozy this winter shouldn’t cost you an arm and a leg. It is important that you take some simple steps to increase the energy efficiency of your heating system and save loads of money this winter. Duggan’s One Hour is happy to tell you the secrets to saving money on your heating this winter!
You wouldn’t go years without getting routine maintenance on your car, right? Then why would you do that to your heating system? When a professional maintains your heating system, you can catch small issues before they become big problems. They also can help keep your system in great shape, making it much more energy-efficient.
Look for Drafts
One of the most common losses of heat is through small cracks under doors and windows. It is important to patch these as much as you can with a weather strip to prevent heat loss. When your heated air escapes through those cracks, your heating system has to work much harder. That extra energy can cost you big on your next bill. To check for drafts, try the following:
- Grab a simple piece of paper.
- Open your door or window.
- Place the paper under the door or window and shut it.
- Try to pull the paper out from the crack.
- If you get resistance, your door or window is properly sealed.
- If you can easily pull the paper out without resistance, you need to install extra weather sealing.
Many times, you can save big bucks by lowering the thermostat a touch and putting on a comfy sweater at home. An added layer or two is still comfortable indoor attire and can help you feel a bit warmer even when things get chilly inside.
For professional heating maintenance, call the experts at Duggan’s One Hour Heating and Air Conditioning. Call 706-733-8703 to schedule an appointment today.