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10 Ways To Lower Heating Costs in Winter

Cozy winter still life: cup of hot coffee and opened book with warm plaid on vintage windowsill against snow landscape from outside.

Staying warm and cozy is crucial during the harsh frosty cold of winter. However, this often results in high utility bills during this chilly time. Schneller Knochelmann Plumbing, Heating & Air knows how devastating it can be getting that bill. So, we’ve created a list you can keep to lower your costs this winter.

Close Unused Rooms

Make it a habit to close the doors of unused rooms. By closing the doors, you avoid overheating those empty rooms and decrease the work your heater has to do. Less work equals less money.

Lower the Thermostat

By decreasing the temperature 10 degrees lower, you can save up to 10% annually on heating. Try lowering the thermostat when you’re going to sleep or going out for the day.

Wear Warm Clothes

Wearing sweaters, socks, and sweats in your home can help keep your heat low. The less you need to raise the thermostat, the more you save.

Cook at Home

Winter naturally makes us want to eat warmer food like soups and stews. Cooking more from home means using your stove and often more, emitting heat from the appliances. This heat can help keep you warm. Next time you bake, keep the oven door slightly open when you’re done, so the heat can escape and warm up your home.

Make Sure Windows Are Closed

Don’t let cold air in your home! Ensure your windows and doors are tightly shut to avoid any cold drafts. Cold drafts can make your system work harder and ineffectively, which leads to a higher bill.

Use Space Heaters

If you notice you only need warmth in one spot of your home where you spend most of your time, you can use a space heater to supplement or replace your heating system. Instead of letting your central heating system work hard and warm up unnecessary, unused parts of your home, you can cater your warmth to yourself with a portable space heater to save money.

Add Insulation

By adding insulation to the walls of your home, you can decrease the percentage of heat lost through the roof and walls. This approach will keep you warmer and keep your heating bill lower.

Service Your Heating System

Are you noticing weird sounds coming from your heating system? Or is it just not heating your home properly, and your bill is horrendously high? These are all signs of needing repair. Schneller Knochelmann Plumbing, Heating & Air can help.

Change Filters

With a forced-air heating system, there’s a filter in your furnace that traps dust, pet hair, and other allergens. This filter accumulates dust over time and needs to be changed periodically. Changing this filter can significantly help lower your heating costs by allowing your system to work efficiently. 

Consider Replacing Your HVAC System

If your heating system is decades old, it may be on its last legs. An old heating system won’t keep up with the demands of warming up your home. It’ll work harder and raise your bill through the roof. You’ll save money by replacing your system with an upgrade.

Save More With Your Local HVAC Professional

We hope these tips on lowering your heating costs will help you save this winter! The blistering cold causes enough worry. We don’t need high bills too. If you still notice your bill is unusually high after applying all these methods, you’ll need an expert to diagnose the issue. For nearly a century, our team has assisted families in our community with 100% satisfaction.

Let us help you get more bang for your buck during the winter months. Speak to a technician today and solve your heating issue fast at 513-407-4424 or contact us online.

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