Home Efficiency Tips For The Winter Season
Written on: December 28, 2020
It’s officially winter 2020/21, which means your heating system is ready for action 24/7 to keep your family safe and warm in your Newburyport-area home. All that action can lead to high energy bills if you’re not careful – but by following a few simple tips, you can keep those bills as low as possible.
5 Energy Saving Tips
Here are five cost-efficient ways to reduce your heating bills this winter.
- Maintain your equipment. The best thing you can do for your home’s heating system is to have it maintained by professionals every year. An expert tune-up for your furnace or boiler will keep your equipment running efficiently all winter long, and it will help technicians spot small issues before they turn into costly heating repairs. Servicing your heating system will also help your equipment last longer so you’ll get the most out of your investment.
- Install (or learn to use) a programmable thermostat – Adjusting temperatures automatically is one of the easiest ways to save money on your heating bill. If you don’t have a programmable thermostat, consider an upgrade – today’s models are easy to use (some can even be controlled with your smart phone), and will pay for themselves in as little as a year.
- Keep tabs on your air filter – If you have a forced air system (one with vents and a furnace rather than a boiler and radiators or baseboards), you’ll want to keep a close eye on your air filters throughout the winter. A clogged air filter will make your furnace and blower overwork to keep you warm, which can wear out your equipment and lead to premature repairs. Check your furnace air filter about once every month or two during peak heating months, especially if you have pets.
- Air seal your home – Another inexpensive, bill-busting project is making your home as air tight as possible, keeping cold air out and warm air in. Simple measures like caulking windows and weatherstripping doors can go a long way toward reigning in heating bills during the coldest months, as can simple plastic coverings for your windows.
- Keep vents and radiators free and clear – Circulation is a key to keeping your home warm. Make sure the sources of your heat – your baseboards and radiators or vents – aren’t blocked by draperies, furniture, artwork, carpeting, or any other impediments.
Keep your furnace or boiler running efficiently and reliably all winter long with expert annual heating service in Newburyport, MA from the pros at Lombardi Oil. Contact us to schedule your annual heating maintenance in MA today!