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5 Steps to Lower Heating Bills

Homeowners Discussing High Heating Bills

Every day, it’s growing cold outside, but your heating & air conditioning bills don’t have to go through the roof. You can keep your costs low this winter by following these 5 steps to lower heating bills:

#1. Lower Your Thermostat

The easiest way to save money is to lower your thermostat setting. While you are at home, consider lowering your temperature setting by a few degrees. When you have left your home or while you are sleeping, you can set your thermostat as low as 60 degrees.

#2. Prevent Drafts

When the weather gets cold, windows and doors can become an annoying source of drafts. Cover your windows with heavy-duty, clear, plastic sheets and replace the weather stripping on your doors.

#3. Find and Fix Leaks

Cold air can invade your home and warm air can escape in unexpected places. Check for air leaks around electrical outlets, plumbing penetrations, and where the foundation meets your siding. These leaks can be fixed with the right caulk and a little elbow grease.

#4. Use Your Ceiling Fan

Don’t banish ceiling fan use for summer months. By setting your ceiling fan on low, spinning clockwise, you can push the warm air near your ceiling down into your living space.

#5. Keep up with Preventative Maintenance

Preventative maintenance of heating and cooling units includes the replacement of air filters, an all-around tune up, and regular repairs. When your unit is in top working condition, it runs more efficiently and your heating costs will be lower.

To learn more about saving money on heating costs this winter, call 843.655.7470 or click here to speak with one of our highly-trained heating & air conditioning technicians.

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