Energy savings? Now, that’s something we can fall in love with! As you kick on your furnace for the first time this season, you may be interested in all the ways you can stay warm and comfortable while also saving money. Here are the top ways to save money on your heating bill this fall.
1. Replace Your Air Filter – Often
A clogged air filter can cause a variety of different problems, including putting a strain on your furnace and forcing it to work harder. Not only can this be harder to achieve a comfortable temperature, but this can also cause your heating bills to skyrocket. We recommend you change your air filters every 1-3 months.
2. Seal Up Any Air Leaks
Check your walls, windows, doors, and ceilings for any pesky air leaks. If you feel a draft coming through those holes and gaps, then chances are you have a leak on your hands. Caulking and weather-stripping are the two most effective ways to successfully seal your air leaks. When these leaks are gone and you’re not losing air anymore, you should notice a change in your heating bill.
3. Program Your Thermostat
According to EnergyStar, homeowners that properly use programmable thermostats can save about $180 a year on heating bills. Remembering to turn down your thermostat when you’re away can be tough to remember. However, with smart thermostats, you don’t have to rely on your memory – it does it all for you! With smart thermostats, you can program it to automatically make the changes for you and you can also control it from your phone. This not only saves you time, but it can also save you money on your monthly heating bills.
4. Open Your Blinds
Something as simple as opening your blinds every day can save you a great amount on your heating bills every month. Not only can the sun offer the benefits of Vitamin D, but it can also naturally heat your space. The less your furnace has to kick on, the less you’ll spend on your heating bill.
5. Pay Attention To Your Fireplace
Got a fireplace? Give it some love! If you’re not cozied up next to the fire, make sure to keep the fireplace damper closed. If you’re not using your fireplace and the damper remains open, warm air can actually escape out through the chimney. Losing warm air means your furnace has to work harder to heat your space, racking up those bills while it’s at it!
Contact OnTime Service Today For All Your Heating and Cooling Needs!
Another way to help you save money on energy bills is to replace your current unit with a more energy-efficient unit. Whether you need a maintenance, service, repair, or replacement, OnTime Service is here for all your HVAC needs. Call us today at (205) 872-1944 or contact us online by filling out this form here.