Between gifts and hosting parties, the holidays are expensive enough. The last thing any homeowner wants is to add high heating bills to that list. But with a few simple tricks, you can improve furnace energy efficiency and cut down on costs. Roth Heating Company’s experts put together these helpful tips that you can use today.
Furnace filters catch dust, hair, and other debris, preventing them from circulating through your home and duct system. If you don’t replace them regularly (once every one to three months for standard filters or once every six to 12 months for high-efficiency models), your heating system will work harder than it should, as it has to operate around these contaminants.
Having your furnace inspected yearly is the best way to ensure it’s running at peak efficiency. It only takes one faulty part to strain the entire system or cause a major breakdown. Not only can proper furnace maintenance save you on energy costs, but it also ensures your system will run that way for much longer while helping prevent future breakdowns. Talk about a win-win.
Programmable thermostats enable you to set a regular daily schedule for when you want temperatures lower (when you’re gone or sleeping) or higher (when you have company over). Not only do these devices reduce wear and tear on your furnace—they often pay for themselves in one year from overall energy savings, making them an easy yet effective way to boost furnace energy efficiency.
Curtains, carpeting, and area rugs do more than just add to your home’s ambiance—they help insulate your house against drafts. Close your curtains at night to keep cold air out and open them during the day to let the sun warm your home. Rugs and carpeting also help keep drafty air out and help you feel warmer and cozier.
Because so many newer homes have attached garages, they lose a lot of heat and energy every time the garage door opens. Make sure your door closes completely and that there aren’t any drafts around its sides or top. Place a rug or draft stopper along the bottom of the door from your garage into your home to help seal in the warmth.
Roth Heating is built on your comfort—it’s been that way for 50 years and counting. We’re proud to be a premier Carrier® dealer serving families like yours in Milwaukee, Waukesha, and Racine Counties. Ready to stay warm and keep your furnace energy efficient this season? Call our Oak Creek location at 414-764-4700, our Waterford location at 262-534-5568, or visit us online.