Ways to Save Money on Heating this Winter

Prepare NOW

Avoid costly emergency repairs by getting your heating system serviced. Call Bert’s Inc  for a full system clean and check. We can clean and make sure your system is running properly and efficiently. Keep your family warm and safe this winter with a routine maintenance agreement which is a lot less expensive than an emergency call. Plus with 54,000 home fires every year, most of them caused by issues with heaters, getting routine service can save you more than money.

Patch the Leaks

While the temps are still moderate, take a look at where your home might be losing heat. This can come in the form of drafty windows or doors, poor insulation, or bad ductwork. Updating your insulation, raping your hot water heater against heat loss and upgrading your heating and air conditioning unit are just a few items that could same you lots of money. Call Bert’s Inc today for a full review of your Heating and Air Conditioning System.

Close the Damper

If you have a fireplace, leaving the damper open, even while not in use, allows the heat to leave your home. Keeping the flue closed when not in use, adding glass doors on your fireplace helps to seal the gaps as does a wood stove it will also direct heat into your room or a fireplace insert.

Adjust the Thermostat

Keeping your home temps at around 70 degrees in the winter can save you quite a bit of money. Using a Programmable Thermostat you can keep your settings lower when you’re not home for long periods or when sleeping can save you 10-20% on your heating bills.

Hot Water Heater

The Department of Energy estimates that 14-25% of heating bills are due to water heaters. Most water heaters are kept on 140 degrees. For every 10 degrees you turn it down, you can save about 3-5% on your bill. But that’s not the only way to save with your water heater. Use low-flow showerheads and faucet aerators. You can also insulate your water heater with a tank insulator sleeve and wrap your hot water pipes to prevent heat loss. Want to save 24-34% on your bill? Invest in a tankless water heater, which will run you between $500-1,000 for an on-demand system. Don’t waste money this year. Have your heater checked and the necessary service performed before you need to pull out the blankets. The heating and AC repair professionals at Bert’s Inc can help. Call them today at 757-887-0652.

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