During the cold winter months, it is extremely hard to keep your heating bill down. However, there are a few things that you can do to cut $20-30 off your monthly bill. We have compiled a list of 5 tips and tricks to keep your heating bill down. Follow the five items below and we guarantee that you will see a difference in your heating bill within the first month!
Keep your heating bill down – Tip 1 >> Change your filter.
One of the most important things to do in order to keep your heating bill down is to replace your filter at least once a month. This is imperative for not only your bill but also your furnaces life. Replacing your filter will ensure proper airflow to your furnace so that it is functioning properly at all times. If there is debris and dirt in your filter, it will cause the furnace to work in overtime to try and get the house up to proper heat. Here at Diamondback Home Services, we stress nothing more than doing this. If you have any questions regarding which filters will work best with your furnace, do not hesitate to call.
Keep your heating bill down – Tip 2 >> Check your thermostat.
One great investment for your home is an electronic thermostat. In many older homes, the thermostat is manual, which means if you forget to turn it down at night when you are tucked away under your covers, the furnace will be working hard through the night. Getting an electronic thermostat is a great way to keep your heating bill down. Simply program the thermostat to the temperature you desire during the day and then turn the heat down when you regularly go to bed. This should save you quite some money every month and in no time you will have the thermostat paid for with the money you save on your bills.
Keep your heating bill down – Tip 3 >> Insulate your home.
One thing that we recommend to keep your heating bill down is to insulate your home. This could get a little pricey but it will pay off in the long run. Insulated outlets, caulking, and even storm doors will help keep the cold air our of your home. Go around the doors and seal the cracks around the frame with calking. Pick up a few insulated outlets to replace your old ones with (a good tip is to replace the outlets that are on exterior walls first, it will save you money and you may be able to get by with just those). Finally, if you got a bonus this year or have some extra money laying around, pick up a few storm doors for your exterior doors; this will keep the wind from hitting your door and finding its way through the cracks. Adding insulation is a great way to keep your heating bill down during the cold months. If you have any questions, feel free to give us a call.
Keep your heating bill down – Tip 4 >> Check your chimney.
We agree, it is nice to have the fire burning on cold winter nights. However, before you head to bed, always double check that the chimney is shut. Many times, people forget to do this after burning a fire. It is astonishing how much cold air gets through your chimney if you forget to do this. I know it seems simple but it happens all the time. Make a note next time your make a fire to remind yourself, it will save you a lot of money if you do.
Keep your heating bill down – Tip 5 >> Deals and Promotions.
It is always smart to upgrade your appliances, windows, and doors to get a more energy efficient home and keep your heating bill down. In theory this sounds nice, however we all know that it costs a lot of money to do so. Because of this, keep your eyes peeled for specials and promotions around your area. Here at Diamondback Home Services, we are always running specials that save you hundreds of dollars. Go around your home and look for the windows, doors, and appliances that need to be replaced most, then give us a call and see if we are running and specials, most of the time the answer will be yes.
If you are experiencing high utility costs and want to keep your heating bill down, follow these 5 tips and in no time you will see the results on your monthly statement. If you have any questions regarding the information above, or to see our specials, please do not hesitate to call us today at (602) 920-1600 or contact us via our Contact Page – we are always here to help.
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