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Effective Ways to Lower Your Heating Bill

Believe it or not, winter is a busy time of year -- and we’re all looking for ways to save. Fortunately, with a few simple changes to your home maintenance habits, you can find ways to save on your monthly utility bills. Here are a few tips to keep in mind this winter.

Savings Tips:

  • Replace Damaged Weatherstripping - The weatherstripping around your front door and home windows is there to protect your home from cold air and drafts. Check to make sure that the weatherstripping isn’t cracked or damaged — so that you aren’t wasting money while heating your home.

  • Insulate Your Attic - Make sure that your home is well-insulated! You don’t want to let the warm air rise and leak out of your home through the attic.

  • Schedule a Furnace Tune-Up - With a simple service call, you can make sure that your heating system is working efficiently. This means that you’ll spend less money on monthly heating bills and potential repairs.

  • Upgrade to a Programmable or Smart Thermostat - Newer thermostats make it possible to adjust the temperature in your home so that it is warm and comfortable while you’re there, and you save money while you’re not.

  • Close Doors to Drafty Rooms - One of the simplest ways to save some money on your heating bill is to close doors to drafty rooms — especially if those rooms have drafty windows. This will not only save some money, but it will also keep your home warm and toasty!

  • Invest in Curtains - Believe it or not, when a window lacks curtains, your home could become quite cold on a sunless day. Solution? Purchase some relatively inexpensive curtains to keep all heat within your home. You’ll be pleasantly surprised at how much of a difference it will make!

If you run into any problems with your home heating system, or you think your bill is higher than it should be, give us a call! Our professional technicians are here to help you with all of your home heating needs. Visit our website to learn more about the services that we offer or you can call (865) 518-7008 to speak with a representative directly!