We all feel the pain of rising energy costs. These days, we want to save money whenever possible. Luckily, when it comes to energy bills, there are some steps you can take to lower the cost and remain comfortable. Continue reading to learn more from the team at Allied Services, Inc.
1. Adjust Heat to 68 Degrees during the Day
While at home and awake, you should aim to maintain this temperature as it is frequently regarded as perfect for homes. Others might find it challenging to acclimate to a 68°F home. Grab a warm cup of tea, your coziest pajamas, and a blanket until you become accustomed to this temperature.
2. Lower the Thermostat While Sleeping
By lowering the thermostat a few degrees before you go to bed, you can further reduce your heating costs. The blankets and pajamas you are wearing should keep you warm all night.
3. Lower the Thermostat While Away
You can save up to 10% annually on your energy bills by lowering your thermostat by seven to 10 degrees for eight hours a day. Keep your thermostat at a low setting when you leave for work because you won’t be there to enjoy the warmth. Reduce your thermostat to 55 degrees if you are going on vacation. Your heating costs will be kept low at this ideal temperature while still being high enough to keep your pipes from freezing.
4. Make Sure Air Filters Are Clean
Your heat pump and furnace may have to work harder if your air filters are unclean. Your heating expenses may significantly increase as a result of this additional effort. You should replace your air filters, depending on how frequently it is used, every one to three months to maintain your heating system functioning properly.
5. Replace Your Heating System
This may seem counterintuitive to saving money, but it may be time for a new furnace installation. While the upfront cost can be hefty, the money you save over time from increased efficiency should more than make up for it. A space heater may be a temporary fix, but eventually, all heating systems will age out and begin to fail to cost you more money each month.
Allied Services, Inc. serves the communities of Dayton, Oakwood, Beavercreek, Tipp City, and beyond. We provide furnace repairs, heat pump installations, and many other HVAC services. Contact us today at (937) 269-5059 to request an estimate.