It’s inevitable: as temperatures drop, you find your home heating bills rise.
This time of year, people are always asking me what they can do to manage their utility costs as winter approaches. Based on our more than fifty-five years experience with home heating comfort systems, Flame Heating, Cooling and Electric has developed these suggestions to help keep your utility costs in line, and to help your home’s heating system work efficiently all winter:
1. Significant energy savings can be realized by lowering the temperature on your thermostat. For each degree you lower the temperature, you can save from 3% to 5% on your heating bill.
2. Install — or use — a programmable thermostat to regulate your home’s temperature when you’re away or asleep. Again, for each degree you reduce the temperature, you’ll notice a reduction in your utility bill. Any heating or electrical contractor, like Flame, can install this type of thermostat for you and teach you how to use it to your best advantage.
3. Use kitchen and bath ventilating fans judiciously. Did you know that these fans can remove an entire houseful of warmed air in just one hour? Make sure to turn these fans off as soon as they’ve done their job.
Still have questions? Want more information? Feel free to call Flame Heating, Cooling and Electrical toll free at 1-888-234-2340, or visit our website @ www.ffold.awcsite.info. Most importantly, follow the Furnace Doctor’sÒ advice…these tips can keep you warm — and help you keep your cool when your energy bills arrive!