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What can I do during winter months to lower my energy bills?

Whether you like winter or prefer the warmer months in Ontario, many of us make adjustments to be sure our home’s temperature keeps us comfortable. This can have a large impact on your monthly bills, but there are steps you can take to help lower those costs.

  • Assess the weather stripping – Over time, the seals around your windows and doors can crack or become weathered. Walk around your home to pinpoint any drafts that need to be addressed.
  • Utilize your blinds – If your windows have blinds, they can be valuable in keeping your space warm. Keep them open while the sun is still shining throughout the day, and make sure to close them at night, so the warmer air doesn’t escape.
  • Change your filter – Check your filter continually to see if it must be replaced. We advocate at least once every three months, but every household is different, so that can vary.
  • Purchase a programmable thermostat – It may seem like just a simple way to make sure your home keeps warm, but programmable thermostats can also save money on your heating bill! You can fix temperatures to be lower when you are away from the home or sleeping. Being more mindful of efficiency will help with heating costs.
  • Add insulation to your attic – Take a look and see if you have an acceptable amount of insulation. Because heat rises, insulation in your attic is a great tool to decrease the chances of heat escaping.
  • Book routine maintenance – Just like we visit the doctor to get checkups, your heating system needs a little attention, too. Hiring qualified technicians to clean and maintain your system will verify that your system is operating effectively and efficiently. They can also identify small issues that could end up as more expensive repairs if neglected.
  • Assess your HVAC system – If your utility bills are continually increasing—despite your efforts to improve efficiency—it might be time to purchase a replacement heating system. An expert at Stan's Heating, Inc can help you analyze the performance of your HVAC system and walk through the selection of newer, more efficient models.

Not only will these steps lower the amount of money you are spending on your energy bills, but many of them can help your heating system operate more efficiently. More efficient energy use also maintains the health of your equipment, which means your heating system will have a longer life.

If you are considering routine maintenance on your heating system or would like an expert to provide insight on reducing energy costs—we’ve got you covered. Give Stan's Heating, Inc in Ontario a call to start down the right path. Contact our team at 541-286-6602 or arrange an appointment with us online.

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