4 Money-Saving Tips for Heating Your Home this Winter

In the time since we began One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning, we have seen more than 30 winter seasons come and go. With all of that experience providing routine and emergency heater repairs in Montgomery County, we have certainly learned a thing or two over the years. As a way of passing some of the knowledge that we have gained, here are four tips for saving money on your energy costs this season:

  1. Use the Sun

One of the best ways to lighten your heating bill this winter is to recognize where your home catches the most sunlight during the day. Allowing direct sunlight to shine inside your home can add a significant amount of heat to single rooms, and possibly even increase the overall temperature of your house. Not only that but getting some much-needed sunlight in the short days of winter is never a bad thing!

  1. Reduce Draft from Windows

Your house can lose a noticeable amount of heat due to the drafts that can come through the crack between your window and windowsill. A great way to reduce this draft is to cover the windows with a sealed cover made from plastic or another lightweight material. We recommend first checking windows to see which ones are letting in a significant amount of cold air.

If you do not wish to go through the trouble of installing plastic coverings, a simple and cheap DIY alternative is to hang a blanket or thick curtains over the window. This may not work as effectively as sealed plastic coating, but the results will still be noticeable. This can be accomplished in as little as a few minutes.

  1. Lower Thermostat at Night

While we understand that everyone likes to stay warm and cozy when they go to sleep at night, our One Hour HVAC experts recommend letting a fuzzy blanket do the work so that you can save some money this season. By lowering your thermostat temperature by 10-15 degrees whenever possible, you can see a considerable decrease in your heating bill.  

  1. Regular Maintenance

Among the best ways to reduce your monthly heating bill is to enlist the experts at One Hour for regular maintenance on your heater. Sometimes, your heating system can become overworked, with no visible signs that anything is wrong. This can increase what you pay for heat without you realizing that something is the matter. That’s where we come in. Our experienced HVAC technicians can quickly diagnose and fix any issues that might be occurring with your heater and restore your monthly energy bill to where it belongs.

If you are in need of routine maintenance or emergency heater repair in Bucks County, PA, or any of the surrounding areas, we’re here to help. With more than 30 years of experience as one of the most trusted HVAC companies in Pennsylvania, we guarantee the utmost care and expertise for every client that we serve. Call us today!