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3 Genius Heating System Habits to Save You Money This Winter

What Are the Best Habits to Save Money?

During the winter months, as temperatures drop, heaters and furnaces are turned up in an attempt to keep your family warm inside your home. This increased activity leads to increased electricity, gas, and heating bills. While you can always upgrade your heating system, for most homeowners, that’s not an ideal solution.

In this article, there is an overview given of some of the best habits to save money on your heating bills this winter, most of which can easily be done by the homeowner or with a bit of help from your local heating company.

How to Make Home Airtight For the Winter

make home air tightInsulating the home is the best way to optimize the effects of your heating system. If your home is old and has a bunch of leaky and drafty spots, the heat will not be trapped inside, and instead, the rooms will become cold no matter how hard the heater is working. With the furnace running in overdrive to make up for the heat loss through drafts, your bills will skyrocket.

To prevent drafts you can make the home airtime for winter by using caulk and weatherstripping. Caulking is best for sealing updrafts, but it can only be used on inanimate objects. For windows and doors, try implementing weatherstripping to prevent drafts without interfering with the motion of the door.

For thin walls and ceilings due to weather damage or poor construction, there is a variety of solutions. You can seal up windows with a double windowpane, add extra insulation to the walls, and use foam tape to close up any sort of drafts in the home and maximize the heat retention for lower bills.

How to Keep Heating System Clean

The proper maintenance for your heating system will depend on what kind of heat you have, but for all forms of heat provisions for winter, it is important to ensure that the system and surrounding area are clean, along with clean air. One of the top culprits of heating system failures is clogged air ducts and air filters.

heating system clean

Replacing the air filter only takes a couple of minutes, but it is essential to keeping your product working properly. Air filters prevent hair, dust, and dirt from getting into the air ducts. They need to be replaced every couple of months. Homes with pets and smokers should replace their air filters even more often. Cleaning around the system is also important to prevent the build-up of stuff on the air filter.

Replace Old HVAC Parts To Save Money

replace old hvac partsSometimes you have to spend money to save money, and that is the case with replacing old HVAC parts. You may think it is more cost-effective to rely on old, faulty parts that need repairs time and time again, but in actuality you will save more time and money by upgrading the parts to a modern and efficient system.

Replacing individual parts within an HVAC system may prevent you from having to replace the entire heating system in the future. A professional technician should install the new parts for the best results. In most cases, they’ll take the time to diagnose the cause of the damage, providing you with an effective repair to the specific part in question.

About Albritton Service Co

Albritton Service Co are proud to deliver expert HVAC and electrical services to Ruston, LA, and the surrounding communities. They are a team of highly trained craftsmen that you can depend upon for all sorts of home services. Their service is outstanding and unmatched. From everything from installation to maintenance, their friendly team is here to help.