5 Simple Ways to Conserve Energy This Winter

December 11th, 2017

The holidays are here! Are lower heating bills on your wish list? Luckily for Eastern PA customers, saving on energy spending doesn’t have to be a hassle. Use these easy tips to prepare your home for another Northeast winter and make the most of your heating season budget.

1. Schedule a Yearly Tune-Up
Like any piece of machinery, routine maintenance from a professional is essential to keep your boiler or furnace running smoothly. Make an annual tune-up appointment with Dwyer’s HVAC experts once a year to help your heating system operate efficiently and reduce energy bills.

2. Make Saving Energy a Daily Goal
Simple changes in your day-to-day routine can help cut energy spending. Pre-season tricks like sealing up air leaks around windows will help keep precious heat inside. During the daytime, open curtains to allow the sun to naturally warm your living space. Don’t forget about your water! Turning off the faucet when you brush your teeth and limiting shower times are habits that can help the savings stack up!

3. Install a Programmable Thermostat
Did you know that a programmable thermostat can provide up to $180.00 in savings yearly? In a few clicks you can program temperatures to automatically lower when you are out of the house or asleep to save more heat. You can enjoy even more convenience with a Wi-Fi programmable thermostat that can be controlled from your smart device.

4. Get Protected
Whether you heat your home with oil or gas, enrolling in a service plan is the best way to protect your equipment and maximize fuel economy. Various levels of coverage include perks like an annual heating system tune-up, parts and labor discounts, and more.

5. Consider an Upgrade
Over time, the effectiveness of your heating system will decline. Eventually the cost of upkeep and regular service calls can add up tremendously. If your current equipment is 15 years or older, it could be time to install a new high-efficiency model. High-efficiency heating systems can have AFUE ratings up to 98, which will translate into significantly lower heating bills.

Want to cut energy use and save money this heating season? Let’s get started! Contact your local energy specialists at Dwyer today!