Reduce Home Heating Costs This Winter

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In the coldest season of the year, a vast amount of energy is being used up all over the world to heat up the house and create warmth. These expenses run into hundreds and thousands of dollars a year due to the non-stability of energy prices.

  • Choose the Right Fuel

Basically, all heating systems gets their energy from 4 major sources. There is electricity, natural gas, propane and heating oil. Natural gas is the most readily available and the most affordable, followed by heating oil, propane and electricity. Heating costs could be saved by selecting the right fuel or energy source. Presently, with the use of of energy, you can switch to a more affordable alternative when you want to replace your heating system.

  • Seal Your Ductworks

Expenses could arise as a result of leakage of air from air ducts into the surroundings. It is absolutely necessary that all joints and bends  around the ductwork be sealed up to prevent energy loss. Professionals and experts have attributed between 20-40% of your AC bill are due to air duct leakages. You can prevent this waste by effectively sealing your duct systems.

  • Service Your System Regularly

It is imperative to have your HVAC system serviced yearly before the cold winter season strikes  by a NATE certified HVAC contractor and expert. This Servicing will make your HVAC system more energy efficient and thus costing you less money. Servicing expenses range between $100 to $400 and due to its effectiveness and efficiency, you won’t need to spend any extra funds.

  • Adjust Your Thermostat Accordingly

The right setting of your thermostat will help you in the long run. While in operation, the optimal temperatures are 72 degrees fahrenheit during the day and 68 degrees fahrenheit at night. Doing a bit of adjustment of temperatures to 68 degrees F during the day and 62 degrees F Fahrenheit during the night respectively could help to save you as much as $100 and will help reduce heating  expenses in your home.