Winter is coming, and along with it will be the low temperatures and higher energy bills for your heating system. Having an efficient heating system is crucial during these months. Not only do you need a system that is reliable, but also you need a system that is working efficiently. This will guarantee that lower energy cost and prevent the loss of heat and money due to an inefficient heating system. You can certainly upgrade your furnace and heating system to a newer more efficient one. But, if your furnace is less than a decade old, this may be unnecessary. Here are some simple tips to help boost your heating system’s efficiency.
- Schedule regular preventative maintenance. Scheduling regular maintenance has several benefits and will identify and a potential issue with your system before winter begins. It will also ensure your heating system is clean and all parts are lubricated and ready to handle the winter.
- Upgrade your thermostat. There are several programmable thermostats that are both convenient and can help you save on energy costs. Because you are able to set specific temperatures based on your preferred schedule, you will not pay for excess energy costs of heating your home when you are not there.
- Use weather stripping. If you live in an older home, heat can escape from cracks near windows and doors. Weather stripping will help seal these cracks, so you are not paying for heat that escapes through these cracks.
These simple tips can help your heating system run more efficiently and help you save on energy costs during the cold summer months.
If you have any questions or need help making your energy system more efficient, contact the team of professionals at One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning® of the Bay Area. We can help solve all of your heating and cooling system problems. We can make sure your systems are operating smoothly and efficiently.