3 Tips for Managing Heating Bills

Winter is when you find yourself reaching for the thermostat for your heater to try and stay warm during the cold weather. Although turning up the heater can come with a higher cost. We are here to make your winter a little less stressful with a few helpful tips on how to manage your heating bill. Just by doing simple things such as adjusting your heater’s thermostat, repairing air duct leaks, or calling a professional when needed, you will see a decrease in your winter heating bill.

(1) Adjust Your Thermostat

You may not think something as simple as adjusting your thermostat can help save you money on your heating bill, but it surprisingly can! Just by setting your thermostat back by one degree you can save as much as one percent for every eight hours. Another way to save money each month is to turn your thermostat down five degrees while you sleep at night. A cooler temperature at night can be offset with an additional blanket while you sleep.

You should also adjust your thermostat if you plan to travel for the holidays, or if you plan to be gone for a long period of time during the day. Believe it or not adjusting your thermostat while you are gone to work, school, or even town can save you a good amount of money on your heating bill. However the trick is how far back you set your thermostat. You should set it back at least ten to fifteen degrees to ensure that you save the most money as possible on your heating bill.

(2) Reduce Air Leaks

Air leaks are one of the largest causes of high-energy bills because they waste your homes energy efficiency. Just by examining and properly sealing air leaks in your home can save you up to ten percent each month on your heating bill. You should examine your air ducts regularly to make sure that there are not any places where air is escaping.

If you were to find a place that seems to be leaking don’t worry because air duct sealing your home is actually quite simple. All you need is time, elbow grease, and caulk. If your existing material however is ripped, damaged, or worn you may also need some weather stripping for the air duct sealing process. If you however are not comfortable with sealing your home and its air ducts alone you can always call a professional to help.

(3) Call the Experts

If you want to ensure that your heater is working efficiently during the cold winter months you may want to consider hiring a professional to work on your heating system. Cal Air can help you out with all your heating system needs. Our professionals here at Cal Air can easily evaluate your system and identify any inefficiency within your heating system. By adjusting gas pressure, replacing air filters, and having routine maintenance completed on your heating system, you can save a lot of money on your heating bill, and with the help of our professionals here at Cal Air we can make that happen.

With years of experience the professionals here at Cal Air can show you just how low-cost improvements to your heater can increase its efficiency this winter and save you some money. The people here at Cal Air are always striving to find ways to help save you money while providing you with a comfortable living environment in the process. We look forward to talking to you soon!