5 Ways to Save Money on Heat this Winter
Winter in Western Pennsylvania can be a wonderful time of year, but it can also be costly. One of the biggest expenses you will have this time of year is on heating. Luckily, there are many things you can do to help minimize this expense. Here are a few tips for how you can save money this winter:
1. REVERSE YOUR CEILING FAN
Physics tells us that heat rises, but what good does that do if gravity keeps us on the ground? By reversing your ceiling fan in the winter, you can help circulate that warm air back to ground level, which will keep you warmer, and allow you to turn that thermostat down a notch or two.
2. PERFORM REGULAR MAINTENANCE ON YOUR HVAC SYSTEM
Not only will this help your furnace run efficiently, it will also extend the life of your unit. Check out our Energy Maintenance Plans to learn more.
3. INVEST IN A HUMIDIFIER
Adding humidity into the air can make it feel warmer, which will allow to keep the thermostat lower. Studies have also shown that increased humidity can help prevent infections from common airborne viruses.
4. UPGRADE YOUR THERMOSTAT
Replacing that analog thermostat with a programmable one can significantly reduce your heating costs. You can adjust it to turn the heat down when you’re away, turn the heat up before you get home, and some newer models even use your home’s Wi-Fi, so you can adjust the temperature without ever entering your home.
5. GO DUCTLESS
Why pay to heat a room which you don’t use? By choosing to upgrade to a ductless heating and cooling system, you can choose which rooms to heat and which ones to not. You don’t keep lights on in rooms you’re not using, so why should it be any different with heat? Click the yellow underlined link to learn more about ductless heating and cooling systems.