We know that everyone is looking for ways to save money today. However, many people think they can’t do anything about high heating bills aside from trying to keep the heat shut off as much as they can tolerate. Heating costs money, and that’s it, they think. If you want quality heating, you’ll have to pay for it.
This is a myth, however. You have more tools at your disposal than you think for cutting into those high costs of winter heating in West Hartford, CT. The experts at Dynamic Mechanical Heating & Air Conditioning have some tips that will get you energy savings this season. When you need professional assistance for the heating system in your home, get in touch with us and we can find a solution that will keep you warm all the way to spring.
Ways you can save on heating this winter
Install a digital programmable thermostat: Having precise control over the temperature in your home is essential to getting the heat level you want without wasting money. Old manual thermostats with sliders and dials have difficulty detecting accurate temperatures and are hard to set accurately—they often have a 6° margin of error, and according to the U.S. Department of Energy (see below) that can make a huge difference. A digital model will solve this trouble and a programmable model will give you control over your home’s temperature even when you’re not in it.
Set the thermostat to an energy-saving level: Now that you have precision control with your thermostat, keep it at energy-saving temperatures. The U.S. Department of Energy estimates that lowering your thermostat 6°-10° for 8 hours each day will give you an 18% annual savings on your heating bills.
Schedule regular maintenance for your heating system: If your heater has not received a yearly check-up and tune-up for a stretch, it will start to wear down and require more power to get the same job done. A malfunctioning heater is an expensive heater; you can keep it in good shape with annual visits from maintenance professionals, and it will reward you with lower bills—and a longer lifespan.
Dynamic Mechanical Heating & Air Conditioning offers a Precision Tune-Up as part of our regular maintenance program. Whether you have a boiler, furnace, heat pump, or radiant heating system keeping you warm this winter, we can get it tuned-up to provide you efficient performance all the way to the next check-up. Make heating your West Hartford, CT home easier—and more economical—this winter with Dynamic Mechanical Heating & Air Conditioning.