Huntington Beach heating systems benefit from our coastal climate and mild winters, but things can still get chilly when those December rains roll in. You depend on your heating system to keep warm on cold winter’s nights and probably think you need to pay higher energy bills as a consequence. Not necessarily. Preventative measures and some judicious planning can reduce some of those costs and help you enjoy a comfy house without breaking the bank. Here are 3 ways you can save energy this heating season.
- Schedule a maintenance session for your furnace in the fall. A trained technician will come to your home, clean the internal components of the heater, tighten down any loose components and check for larger repairs. Getting rid of the dust means less wear and tear on the system, as does tightening the bolts and replacing any minor parts like washers. It improves overall efficiency as well as reducing the risk of repairs later on.
- Consider upgrading. While you may not need a new system, adding extra bells and whistles like zone control systems and programmable thermostats can do wonders for your bottom line. The former lets you heat only those parts of the house that you’re using, while the latter lets your automatically turn the heat off and on when you go to work. Both cut down on unnecessary waste, which you can feel with your monthly bills.
- Seal your home. Warm air can leak out of cracks around your windows and doors, as well as slipping out through your attic as it rises. You can stop it in its tracks by adding more insulation to your attic, and by sealing up any fissures near the openings in your home.
For tips like these and other ways you can save energy this heating season, talk to the Huntington Beach heating service technicians at Command A/C for help. We offer maintenance and upgrade services as well as straightforward repair, and heating systems are a specialty of ours. Pick up the phone and give us a call today; we’ll talk about your options with you before putting a plan into motion.