During the holiday season, we are all looking for ways to save money. Luckily for you, our team of experts here at J Newton Cohen has outlined our top money saving tips for your heating bill.
First, ensure that your home is well insulated. Ensure there are no cracks around the windows, the weather stripping on your doors is in good condition, and there are no other possible sources of air leaks. If there are air leaks, the warm air that you are spending money to pump through your home will escape outside into the cold.
Next, we highly recommend working with a local heating expert to ensure that your heating system is properly maintained. A heating expert can help you clean your vents, ducts, radiators and filters of dirt and debris. Speaking of filters, ensure that you are replacing the air filters in your home regularly for optimal heating performance.
Lastly, another cost-saving tip is to install a smart/programmable thermostat. These high-tech devices help regulate your heating to ensure that your home is comfortable when you are there, and save you money when you are not. Some of the latest smart thermostats can even be controlled from your smart phone. Imagine returning from a winter vacation and having the ability to turn the heat on in your home while still on the road so it’s nice and warm when you arrive.