This winter is expected to be like just about every other winter we have: cold, snowy and icy. With the holidays coming up too, you might be wondering how you can save a few bucks but still keep your home nice, warm and comfortable. While we specialize in furnace repair in Woodbury and the surrounding areas, we also have a few suggestions on how to save some money on your heating bills this winter.
If you don’t have one already, you should look into having a programmable thermostat installed. Our furnace repair company can install one of these for you if you need us to. You can set the temperature in your home to either go up or down depending on what time of day it is.
For example, you can set the heat to go down a few degrees while you are at work during the day, and then you can set it to go back up a few minutes before you get home. That way, your house is nice and warm while you are in it and a bit cooler when you are not. Those few degrees difference could help you save a few bucks.
Reduce Air Leaks
There are several different ways you can make your house less likely to leak out warm air and allow cold air in. The least expensive way is to get plastic and put it over all of your windows. You can also get special guards for your doorways that keep cold air from leaking in underneath them.
If possible, you should consider having new windows put in. The windows on the market today are much more air-tight than they used to be. Keep an eye on your house’s duct work as well and if you see any cracks or damage, make sure they get repaired or replaced.
Get an Annual Furnace Inspection
A great way to save money on your heating bills this winter is to make sure your furnace is running at peak efficiency. The best way to do this is by having our furnace repair company come out and inspect your furnace on an annual basis. We will make sure it doesn’t need any repairs and we’ll make sure it’s clean as well. A clean furnace works much better than a dirty one!
For more information on furnace repair in Woodbury, call Aabbott Ferraro at (651) 776-7214 or contact us to Schedule Your Appointment.