In colder weather, the monthly utility bills can add up rather quickly. We stay indoors to protect ourselves from the winter chill, which means we keep the heaters on while the gas and electrical bills get higher and higher. Luckily, HVAC technicians have a few tricks up their sleeves to help you keep costs low this winter. Consider a visit from your local technicians for any of the following improvements.
A Routine Maintenance Visit
You may know that changing the air filter each month is important for the well-being of your HVAC system. But there’s more to maintaining your system than just this. A quality HVAC company offers maintenance services that can bring your unit into top shape so that it has a chance to run as smoothly as possible for the winter. This includes not just an inspection, but also a tune-up and cleaning of many of the major components along with settings adjustments. Contact your local HVAC company for more information about the maintenance services offered in your area. Annual maintenance visits can greatly improve the performance and efficiency of any heating system.
Another way to improve the energy and fuel usage of your heating system is with a thermostat upgrade. Updating an outdated manual thermostat to a new programmable thermostat allows you to preschedule the temperature to lower while you are away or asleep in order to save energy throughout the day. The automatic settings keep you from setting a temperature and forgetting to make adjustments in the day to save energy.
It may actually be worth it to consider a whole system upgrade if your system is more than 10-15 years old. After this point, heating systems run into trouble operating as smoothly as they once did, even with regular annual maintenance tune-ups. In fact, today’s heating systems are far more efficient than they have ever been before, and you may save hundreds of dollars over the lifespan of the system.
Contact the heating experts at Advantage Airtech for help saving money this heating season in your home in the Oshawa area.