September 11, 2017
Labor Day has come and gone, which means winter will be here before we know it! Now is the time to prepare your home for colder temperatures to maximize your fuel supply. With these easy tips, you can reduce energy use and start saving money before winter weather is here to stay.
1. Schedule your annual tune-up
Regular maintenance from Dwyer’s HVAC experts will help your heating system run at peak efficiency all season. When your equipment is properly inspected and maintained, it can reduce the risk of surprise breakdowns and promote higher fuel economy. It’s a win-win!
2. Open the curtains
During the daytime, open your south-facing curtains to let in the light. The sunlight will naturally raise your indoor temperature. At night, make sure to close the curtains to keep out the evening chill.
3. Consider an upgrade
How old is your current heating equipment? If your system is 15 years or older, you can significantly lower your heating bills by switching to high efficiency. High-efficiency heating systems operate more effectively and can save you money on costly repairs or component replacements.
4. Seal any drafts
Don’t let air leaks waste your valuable heating fuel! Add caulk or weatherstripping to seal leaks around doors and windows. Investigate areas of your home by visual inspection.
5. Sign up for protection
Better safe than sorry! Enrolling in a service plan is the best way to guarantee safe, efficient operation and save money down the road. Varying levels of service plans are available for oil, gas, and heat pump systems and include valuable benefits like 24-hour emergency service, parts coverage, oil tank protection, and more.
6. Install a programmable thermostat
Programmable thermostats are easy to use and can help cut energy costs. Simply program your thermostat to lower the temperature when you are out of the house or at night. Wi-Fi thermostats can be synced to your smart device to provide remote control of inside temperatures, wherever you are!
Are you ready for this heating season? We’re here to help. To learn more about how to prep your home this fall or to schedule service, simply contact us!