Nobody sits and hopes for large heating bills. It usually is the opposite. Everybody wants lower heating bills. So, they can spend their money on other things more important. But how do you reduce heating bills for your home? Is there anything that you can do? Hal Mechanical will go over a few tips that you can do yourself to lower your heating bills. That way the money stays in your pocket and not going towards bills.
It can become so easy to forget to change your air filters. Many months can go by and you have totally forgotten about your filters. But it is very important to change your air filters every month to every three months. If you need to schedule it, put it in your calendar so you know it is time to change your air filters. Your air filters can get clogged with so much dust and dander. When your air filter gets clogged your system has to work harder, when your system has to work harder it has a more likelihood of breaking down. it will also increase the cost of your bills.
Lower Temperature to Water Heater
lowering your water temperature can help reduce your heating bills. The default temperature of your water heater is typically 120°. Most people do not need it that hot. You can turn the temperature down a few degrees and still have warm water. The good thing though is that turning it down can save you money each month.
When you have a programmable thermostat, it can change even when you are not at home or are asleep. You can lower your temperatures when you were gone. When you are home, it can be increased. You do not want to completely turn off your thermostat because that will increase your bills. Your HVAC will have to work more when it gets turned back on. But by just turning it down slightly and then raising it when you are home can help lower your heating bills.
If you have any leaks, cracks, or gaps in your windows and doors then you should caulk them and fix them. If you have any of these in your home the warm air can escape through it in the winter and the cold air in the summer. When you fix the cracks and gaps you can help keep the air you want in your home and the other air out.
Schedule HVAC Maintenance
Your bills can be lower if your HVAC is working properly. You can schedule annual maintenance checks twice a year. The technician will come in and make sure everything is running smoothly with your system. When things are running smoothly the bills will stay lower and you will avoid having problems with your air.