Smart Ways to Lower Your Home’s Heating Bill This Winter

As winter settles in, the cozy warmth of our homes becomes a top priority. However, the comfort we seek shouldn’t come at the expense of soaring heating bills.

Read on as we explore practical and achievable ways to keep your home warm without burning a hole in your pocket.

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7 Different HVAC Services You Might Need at Home

Your HVAC system is responsible for heating and cooling your home to ensure comfortable temperatures. However, multiple problems can compromise its efficiency, increasing energy bills, causing regular breakdowns and costly repairs and replacements. The most common HVAC problems may include thermostat malfunctions, mechanical wear and tear, unusual furnace noises, dirty condenser or evaporator coils, water leaks, dirty filters, poor maintenance, and ignition issues.

Thanks to these problems, it can be difficult to pinpoint the precise cause of a breakdown or the system not functioning. You’ll require an HVAC service to diagnose and find a solution to the problem. This article outlines seven different HVAC services you might need at home.

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7 Common Sense Ways to Save on Your Home Heating Costs This Winter

The furnace has been inspected and serviced, and you lower the thermostat when you are away from home, but your heating bill is still taking a big bite out of your budget.

Despite it being frustrating to see such small returns, saving money on your heating bill doesn’t have to be difficult.

Consider adding these small things to what you are doing now and see how much you can save this winter:

1. Dress warm

As much as 5% can be saved on your heating costs for every degree that you lower your thermostat (in the 60 to 70 degree range).

While you are away from home or sleeping, set your thermostat as low as 55 degrees to reduce your heating bill – by up to 20 percent! If you have a heat pump, this won’t work as it requires warmer temperatures to run)

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Wood Burning Stove Infographic

This time of year brings fireplaces and wood burning stoves to the forefront.  Being warm and cozy while using an efficient way to warm you home is yet another reason that wood burning stoves are popular.  However, Read More