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4 Small Changes You Can Make To Drastically Cut The Heating Bills

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As the temperature gets lower, you’ll also want your heating bill to stay low. Of course, you want to use your heater during the winter, but doing so can cause your heating bill to gradually climb. Southern Air Heating and Cooling wants to share with our clients some ways you can save money on your heating bills this winter season. Follow these easy steps to keep your home warm and your bills low.

Cover Your Windows

Your windows are the main contributor to your home’s temperature. If they aren’t properly insulated, your heater will have to work harder to combat the colder temperatures. Add some heavy drapes to keep the cold air from entering the rest of your home. You can also cover your window frames with a clear plastic sheet to prevent cold drafts. Your home will be more energy efficient if your windows are fully covered and protected from the outside.

Seal Any Air Leaks

If you think your home has any air leaks, you should get them sealed before the winter temperatures flow in. If those colder temperatures leak into your home, it will be harder for your heater to maintain your thermostat’s temperature. Getting these air leaks checked out will keep your heater from overworking this winter season.

You can perform your own draft test to see if you have any air leaks in your home. All you need to do is the following steps:

  • Light an incense stick in your home
  • Turn on your home’s exhaust fans
  • Hold out the stick near any doors, electrical outlets and windows
  • If the smoke blows sideways, you’ll notice a leak in that area
  • Seal the leak with caulk, weather stripping or insulation

Getting these air leaks properly sealed will help lower your heating bills.

Wear Warm Clothes and Blankets

You can keep your thermostat at a lower temperature if you wear warm clothes in your home. You can also invest in weighted or heated blankets to keep you and your family warm. The easiest way to lower your heating bills is by using your heater for the least amount of time. If you’re comfortable wearing sweaters at home, you’ll save on your heating bills in the long run.

Schedule Routine Heater Maintenance

Scheduling routine heater maintenance will help make sure your heater is working efficiently during the winter. Technicians will make sure that your furnace is free from debris so the air can flow without trouble. They can also tighten up any loose parts that may cause a need for emergency services or a heater replacement. You can protect your heater from any damages this winter season by scheduling maintenance on your system.

Southern Air’s Shreveport Furnace Repair

If you’re looking for furnace repairs in central Louisiana, Southern Air can help. We provide services for your system that will keep your heater running effectively for the winter. Our technicians can also check the best ways you can save on utility bills for your home. Schedule an appointment today for an HVAC consultation!

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