8 Easy Ways to Save on Your Heating Bill


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8 Easy Ways to Save on Your Heating Bill

8 Easy Ways to Save on Your Heating Bill

 

There seem to be two types of people in Florida… those who are giddy at the idea of needing to turn on the heater and the others who would be happy to run the A/C all year long. No matter which group you fall into, the fact is that you will, in fact, need to turn on your heater soon. Unfortunately, heating a home in Flordia can be more costly than cooling it, so we’ve put together a list of simple ways to maintain energy efficiency during the colder months.


  1. Switch to a programmable thermostat

Is your home routinely empty for hours at a time? Can you tolerate a bit cooler temps when you’re in bed? If so, a programmable thermostat is a great way to cut down on heating costs. We would be happy to help you with this simple solution.


  1. Close off rooms that are not used

Do you have a guest room or bonus room that’s rarely used?  Then there’s no need to spend money heating those square feet. Close them off and save the heat for the rest of the house.


  1. Replace filters

Let’s be honest. When was the last time you replaced your A/C filters? If you can’t remember, that’s okay. No judgment here.  But it’s time to grab some new ones. And obviously dirty filters make air circulation difficult, causing your unit to work harder.


  1. Have your unit serviced

The change of seasons is the perfect time to have your unit serviced. An expert will look over your unit, performed need cleaning and routine maintenance that will prevent costlier repairs in the future. If you’d like to schedule a maintenance appointment with us, head here.


  1. Look for leaks

If you can feel air leaking out of your ducts, that’s a big deal. Definitely give us a call to get the leaks sealed so your heated air goes where it’s supposed to.


  1. Keep the fans on

In Florida, we associate ceiling fans with keeping the room cold, but they can be useful in the winter also. Switch them to the clockwise direction and turn them on low. They will push down the warmer air that rises to the top of the room. 


  1. Every degree counts

If more than one person lives in your home, then we know that you’re dealing with lots of opinions on where the thermostat should be set. While we can’t help settle those arguments, we can recommend that you keep the thermostat set no higher than 68℉ for cost efficiency. In fact, every degree that you turn your unit down can save you up to 5% on your electric bill!


  1. Use what you’ve got

If you have a fireplace that’s clean and safe to use, go for it. Fireplaces are actually quite efficient at heating a room. Maybe you spend several hours a day working from home. Set yourself up near the fireplace and turn off the central heat to save on your bill. Plus it’s cozy!

 

At Veteran Air & Heat, we understand the importance of keeping your air and heating bills low. Whether you need routine maintenance or an entirely new unit, we are here to help. Head over to our site to get a quick, free estimate.





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