How to Cut Heating Costs This Winter

As winter approaches and you start to use your packaged unit, heat pump, furnace, or mini-split more often, you might be wondering how you can save on your energy bills. The following are some elementary tips you can consider.

Program the Thermostat

Using a programmable thermostat will lower energy usage while you’re sleeping or at work. However, the energy savings may not amount to much if you overuse the heater during the rest of the day, so you might consider lowering the temperature. You can still remain comfortable while letting the heater run for a shorter time.

If you don’t own a programmable thermostat, have an expert come over to explain its benefits. Smart thermostats, in particular, give you remote access so that you can turn your heater on, say, just before getting back home.

Have the Heating Unit Maintained

Heating systems need regular maintenance to deliver efficient performance. A yearly tune-up from a professional company is recommended. Rosenberg Plumbing & Air offers maintenance services for you here in San Antonio, TX. With Comfort Club Membership, you’ll receive a number of benefits with your tune-up, including discounts and a one-year warranty for parts and labor.

A tune-up can cover filter replacement and duct cleaning, two crucial tasks that can pave the way for more efficient, as well as more even, heating across rooms and floors. Small issues will be eliminated, loose components will be tightened, and parts can be replaced as necessary.

Keep Warm Air From Escaping

All that warm air will quickly escape if you leave the cracks around your windows and doors unattended. Seal these up with caulking or foam tape. You could also ask a technician to inspect your insulation levels and determine if you need more insulation or insulation with a higher R-value.

Serving Residents Since 2003

Rosenberg Plumbing & Air is your source for heating and cooling services in San Antonio. Our team can also work with dehumidifiers, ice machines, and UV air sanitizers. To schedule a consultation, call today.

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