When your house is too cold in the winter, you feel it. And when you have to keep turning up the heat to drive out the cold, you definitely feel it when the bill comes. If your furnace is running constantly but your house still doesn’t seem comfortable, it could be time to make some changes. Check out these three tips for bringing down high heating bills.
1. Keep Up With Regular Furnace Maintenance: No matter if your furnace is brand new or a few years old, it should have a yearly inspection from a qualified heating contractor. Also, be consistent with replacing or cleaning the air filter and keeping the compartments - especially for the blower fan - free of dust and debris. With regular tune-ups and cleaning, a furnace can last up to 20 years. Be aware, though, that when it reaches the 15-year mark, you’ll most likely start having more problems with it no matter what you do. Then, you should think seriously about upgrading your furnace.
2. Add/Replace Insulation: A well-insulated attic can reduce your heating bill. A house with enough insulation will, in turn, put less strain on the furnace or HVAC system and keep it from wearing out sooner than it should.
3. Thermostat: Keep the thermostat as low as you can without making yourself and your family uncomfortable. Another option is to have a programmable thermostat installed. Set it where you prefer, and leave it. You won’t have to remind yourself to turn it up or down during the day or at night.
Air Zone Cooling & Heating serves Las Vegas, Henderson, and the surrounding area. No matter what your heating maintenance and repair needs are, we’re ready to help! Contact us today to request service!
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