Sometimes it seems like energy prices are just always going up. When the winter weather arrives this can be a serious concern. At Heritage Air & Heat, we believe that every family deserves a warm, cozy home to return to at the end of the day, regardless of how high energy costs may climb. We may not be able to lower energy costs, but we can help you heat your Toms River home in a more efficient manner. Here are some simple tips to help you get the most out of your home heating system this winter without making too much an impact on your budget. Follow these guidelines, see what other ideas you can come up with, and watch the heating cost savings add up. Get creative, compare notes with your friends, and stay comfortable this heating season.
One simple way that you can make your home more efficient this heating season is to purchase some weather stripping and window shrink wrap. Sealing up your door and window frames can make a big difference when you are trying to keep the heat that you have paid for in your home. For stationary windows you don’t even need the shrink wrap. A thin bead of caulk around the edge is all it takes to make your window winter-ready.
Do you have ceiling fans in your home? If so, don’t shut them off this winter. If that sounds counterintuitive then you may not realize that your ceiling fans actually have two settings. Keep the blades spinning clockwise when heating your home. This forces warm air that has risen up to the ceiling back down into your living space.
Use your programmable thermostat. That’s what it is there for. If you have a programmable thermostat but always leave it at one temperature setting you are wasting energy. Take the time to familiarize yourself with your thermostat, set the programs to maintain cooler temperatures during the day and to warm up before you get home, and enjoy the comfort and savings.
The most important step that you can take to heat your home more efficiently this winter, of course, is to schedule professional maintenance service with the home heating experts at Heritage Air & Heat. We’ll make sure that your heater is ready for action when the temperature really starts to drop. Don’t let the cold put a freeze on your enjoyment of winter. Call us today to schedule dependable heating maintenance service in Toms River.