Being comfortable is importantâ€”but so is reducing your utility bills, which is where HVAC services come into play. It can be difficult to find a balance between comfort and efficiency when it comes to heating. Here are a few places to start.
INSTALL A SMART THERMOSTAT OR PROGRAMMABLE THERMOSTAT
A smart or programmable thermostat can turn down your heat when you’re away from home. You’ll still be comfortable when you’re at home, but you won’t need to waste money heating an empty house. Smart thermostats can be set to turn up the heat at the time you head for home, so your house is comfy and warm when you get there.
CLEAN OUT YOUR HEATER AND DUCTS
The more efficiently your heater runs, the less work it’ll need to do to warm your home. If you want your heater to deliver warmth effectively, make sure the furnace and ducts have received proper maintenance and cleaning. Otherwise, the furnace may be working hard just to blow hot air through blocked vents, which isn’t going to contribute to a warmer home.
REPLACE YOUR HEATER
If your furnace is 15 to 20 years old, it may be approaching the end of its life. You may be better off purchasing and installing a more efficient heater rather than trying to improve the efficiency of an older one. Replacing your heating system will mean you can get more heat for less energy.
Are you struggling to find a balance between comfort and energy efficiency? Our team at Dependable Service Plumbing & Air can help by setting you up with the HVAC services you need. Connect with us online now.