Save Money on Heating Costs this Winter
Heating Tips for Maximum Efficiency
It’s not just the colder weather that lets us know winter is here. Many folks see it in their heating bills. To help you save money on heating costs this winter, we’ve put together a few simple tips that can make a big difference:
Put Plastic over your Windows
Putting plastic over your windows helps prevent drafts and keeps warm air from escaping.
Turn the Heat Down
For every degree you turn your thermostat down (over an 8-hour period), you can save about 1% on your heating bill. Remembering to turn the heat down at night and when you’re not home can take a significant chunk out of your bill.
Close Vents in Rooms you Don’t Use
If you have rooms that don’t get much use during the winter, close the vents in those rooms. You’ll save money by reducing the amount of space you’re heating.
Open Your Blinds during the Day
Let the sunshine in! Even if you don’t have solar power, you can still reap the benefits of the New Mexico sun by allowing it to penetrate your home during the day.
Ensure Proper Thermostat Placement
Your thermostat needs to be in a place that is not too hot or too cold so that it can maintain a proper temperature throughout your home. If your thermostat needs to be moved to a better location, contact R & R Heating & Air for quality, affordable service.
Consider Upgrading your Heating System
Of course, if you are able to invest in an energy efficient heating system, you’ll also notice a significant savings in your heating bill over time. The professionals at R & R Heating & Air can help you choose the best system for your space and needs.
For more specific advice on keeping your home energy efficient this winter, just give us a call. We’re happy to come out and help you find ways to maximize your heating system with energy efficient solutions.
If you have a heating emergency in the greater Albuquerque area this winter, please contact us. We’ll be there when you need us with high quality, trustworthy service.