Save $$ Next Month
Between the frigidly cold January days and the general desire to stay warm and toasty 24/7, it was easy to justify cranking up the thermostat, that is until the heating bill arrived! (We can only imagine how real the sticker shock was). Let’s explore 5 Ways to Save on Heating Costs so you can lower your heating bill next month!
Lower the Temperature
The first and most obvious tip is to lower your thermostat. It almost seems like too obvious of an ask, however turning your thermostat down by just 1 degree can save you between 1 and 3 percent of your heating bill! So start by keeping it lowered by 1 degree on a regular basis…if you’re finding that your household is adjusting well, try for another 1-2 degrees. Trust us, your wallet will thank you later!
Use a Smart Thermostat
Smart thermostats are a truly beautiful innovation that combines technology with ultimate convenience. When you purchase a smart thermostat, you’ll be able to gain full access to your thermostat from wherever you are via an app on your phone. From the app, you can create a heating schedule that works in your best interest.
Not home during the day? You can program your thermostat to turn down the heat from 9-5 Monday through Friday. Using a smart thermostat will save you anywhere from 12-23% on heating costs. Score! Set the times that work for you, depending on your unique schedule and start saving the smart way.
Check out our selection of smart thermostats here.
Change Your Furnace Filter
Do you change your furnace filter with the change of seasons? If not…it’s time to start! Your filter traps dust, dirt and other debris. When it gets full your furnace has to work much harder and will use more energy as a result.
You could lower your energy use up to 15% by changing your air filter regularly. Ensure that you’re checking your filter once a month and changing it every 3 months for optimal air quality and flow.
Dress For the Weather
Tip number 4 is to dress for the weather. This may be another seemingly obvious tip, however, you might be surprised by just how often we hear of people strolling around the house in their shorts and light t-shirts. Layers are certainly your friend during the winter, both outside and inside of the house. Toss on your hoodies, sweats, socks and slippers to ensure that you’re only cranking up the heat when it’s seriously cold out.
Service Your Furnace
You haven’t gotten your furnace serviced in how long?! We hate to break it to you but that might be a contributing factor to your pricey heating bills! During a maintenance visit, one of our trusted technicians will ensure that your furnace is operating at peak performance. This will help you save some extra cash during the downright freezing Regina winter months.
Energy Efficiency Awaits
So, now that you’re equipped with all the tips and tricks that you need to save on heating costs, it’s time to implement them into your home and life to start seeing maximum results! Energy efficiency awaits!
Our team is just one phone call away to answer any questions you may have about your furnace and what you can do to optimize your furnace efficiency.
Trust the experts at Bronco today!