Even in South Florida, heating your home during the winter can garner a noticeable increase on your electricity bills. With winter right around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about how you can save money on heating costs this season. Below are three simple things you can do to slash heating bills and enjoy a cozier, more energy-efficient home.
1. Insulate your water heater and pipes.
This is very easy to do and will result in savings to your heating bill year round. Hot water can account for as much as a quarter of our energy bill according to the Department of Energy. By wrapping hot water pipes in insulation you will reduce heat loss which translates into lower heating bills. For the water heater itself you can use an insulator sleeve to prevent standing heat loss.
2. Adjust your thermostat.
Perhaps the easiest way to slash your heating bill is to lower the thermostat a few degrees. For every degree you lower the heat setting, you will save a little more money. Try lowering the thermostat by 10 to 15 degrees when you are gone for the day or on vacation. If you don’t already have one, a programmable thermostat can help you achieve a comfortable temperature while still reducing your energy usage.
3. Seal ductwork.
Leaks in the ventilation system let heat escape, making your heating system work harder and leaving your home colder. This translates into higher bills and into money literally leaking from your home. Have your ductwork inspected and sealed by a professional.
Engineered Air Can Help You Save Money On Heating Costs
Want more ways to save money on heating costs this winter? Engineered Air can help. We offer a variety of products and services designed to keep your home cozy in an economical way. Contact Engineered Air today at (855) 830-2292 to set up a complete HVAC system tune-up or to schedule an appointment.