Here are some recommendations that a home owner should act upon in preparation for the upcoming months.
Keeping a well-maintained heating system will insure your equipment will run more efficiently. A complete tune-up of the home heating system can cost anywhere from $90 to $130 or more, but it is a worthwhile investment and can help reduce your heating bill. We offer regular maintenance agreements, which are convenient if you tend to forget system maintenance.
NOTE: Remember to replace your filter every month.
Heating a house makes up about half of your electricity bill so set your thermostat to 68 degrees or lower in the winter. For every degree higher you set your thermostat, it will cost you 10 percent more.
Adding insulation to your attic is one of the most cost-effective energy saving measures.
Duct leakage can account for 20 percent of the heating and cooling cost. Getting ducts sealed should be at the top of the list for making your home energy efficient.
Weather-Stripping and Caulking
Weather-strip door jambs and caulk any cracks around windows to prevent cool air from entering your home.
If you have a window air conditioning unit, remove it for the winter months to prevent heat from escaping through and around the unit. If it can’t be moved, put a cover over it to prevent drafts.