Keeping the house warm during a cold winter is obviously a top priority, but the price tag of warm bliss can quickly add up. It can be difficult to figure out how to bring your heating costs down to manageable numbers, especially since investing in a more efficient heater is such a daunting upfront investment. To help you save money in both the short term and the long term, here are three simple approaches to take:
1. Maintain Your Filters
One of the easiest ways to bring down heating costs is to improve the efficiency of what you already have. In some cases, you may not need to go out and buy any new parts at all. You may just need to give your heater filters a good cleaning or replacement.
This is because filters naturally build up a lot of debris. That debris traps heat, meaning that some of your heater’s output is getting caught in the filter rather than being distributed to your house as it should be. Simply cleaning or replacing the filter (depending on what type of filter you have) can result in higher efficiency, higher temperatures, and lower bills.
2. Seal Your House Up Tight
One of the biggest hidden costs in a heating bill can be drafty windows and doors. If your house isn’t sealed up tight, then that precious hot air can escape with ease, forcing your heater to work overtime to make up the difference.
In some cases, you can easily find drafty windows, but that can also lull you into a false sense of security. Some drafts are much harder to notice and can slowly leech out tons of heat over the course of years.
3. Limit Your Hot Water Usage
Using hot water obviously drives up your energy bills, but it can be tricky to figure out how to cut down on hot water usage without lowering your quality of life. One of the best and easiest solutions is actually to replace your showerhead with a more efficient model that only lets out as much water as you need. This allows you to enjoy showers at the same length as you were before, just with a lower price tag at the end of the day.
Here at Beyer Boys in San Antonio, we can help you figure out the best way to bring down your heating costs. We can help you find a personalized solution, then assist in selecting a heater model and installing it. We also provide heating repair and maintenance as well as AC services and assistance with plumbing issues. Contact Beyer Boys today for more information!