The average family in the Cleveland, Ohio area will spend roughly $1000 on heating expenses this winter! It seems a little steep, wouldn’t you say? But BTU Comfort Solutions wants to remind Independence, Ohio and Parma, Ohio homeowners that with December just around the corner, it’s time to check your furnace before winter hits! And if you follow these easy home heating tips, BTU Comfort Solutions can help lower your heating bill and put a little green back into your winter wonderland!
Just a few simple changes to the way you check the furnace before winter and your home can save you money! First and foremost, turn it down! Lower your thermostat by just a few degrees. Once your body adjusts to the temperature, you likely won’t notice the difference anyways. However, you can lower your heating bill by five to ten percent! And those are some serious savings! If you still feel a little chilly with a lower temperature, throw on some comfy clothing! Socks on your feet will keep your toes nice and toasty, while a sweatshirt or blanket can add warmth without cranking the heat up. Plus, it gives you an excuse to drink that large cup of hot chocolate!
BTU Comfort Solutions knows that not only can the thermostat get you into hot water when it comes to heating expenses, but the water tank can too! So, here are a couple of home heating tips for Independence and Parma homeowners. As lowering your thermostat saves you money, so does decreasing the temperature of your hot water tank. And turning down your hot water tank will not only save you money, it will help save water too! After all, you’ll take quick showers if the water is lukewarm. And speaking of showers, did you know that even taking a shower can generate heat in your house? Instead of turning the fan on, leave the bathroom door open so the warmth and steam can escape throughout your home.
If you are going to be gone for long periods of time, BTU Comfort Solutions suggests that you invest in a programmable thermostat. While programmable thermostats vary in pricing, the money you receive back from lower bills should cover the cost within months! If you do not have a programmable thermostat in your Cleveland area home, consider turning down the thermostat for the times when no one is home. Setting the thermostat just a few degrees back before you leave for work in the morning can save you a lot of money over time!
Now is also the perfect time to schedule an appointment for a professional to come check your furnace before winter. This should be done at least every year for electric heaters and every other year for gas furnaces. Also, inspect the filters! Dirty filters can lead to higher heating costs. So, replace or clean your filters regularly to maximize the potential of your heating unit and lower your heating bill. And if you haven’t had furnace maintenance in a while, you’ll probably want to call BTU Comfort Solutions and have one of their technicians pay a visit to your Parma, Ohio or Independence, Ohio home! Better to do it now than to wait until the first cold day in the Cleveland, Ohio area! Call BTU Comfort Solutions today at 440.398.9415. Or visit online at www.btucomfortsolutions.com to see what other helpful home heating tips they have to offer.