5 Great Tips For Lowering Your Heating Costs

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Have ever opened your heating bill in the winter and gasped at how high the bill was? If the answer is yes, you definitely are not the only one. Your heating costs can really break your budget if you are not careful. Here are five great tips for lowering your heating costs.

1. Replace Old Weatherstripping 

Weatherstripping can prevent warm air from escaping out of your windows and doors. However, weatherstripping can get worn down and needs to be replaced at least every few years. If you see signs of wear and tear on your weatherstripping, you should replace it right away. It does not take long to replace and can really save you money on your heating bills.

2. Leave Your Oven Door Open

One of the simplest ways to save money on heating costs is to leave your oven door open after you get done baking something. The hot air from the oven will heat up your home and will give your heating system a break. If your heating system does not have to work as hard, it will not use as much energy.

3. Install Insulated Curtains

Another way you can reduce your heating costs is to install insulated curtains. These curtains will reduce drafts and retain heat in your house, so your heating system will not have to work as hard. Another great thing about insulated curtains is that they will block outside noise. 

4. Get Your Heating System Inspected

Before the cold weather rolls around, it is a wise idea to get your heating system inspected by a trained HVAC contractor. An HVAC contractor will thoroughly examine your heating system and make sure everything is running as efficiently as possible. Getting annual inspections can save you a lot of money in heating costs down the road.

5. Add Insulation to Your Attic

A lot of hot air can escape through your attic, so it should be well insulated. If your attic does not have very good insulation, you should invest in better insulation. Insulating your attic will cost you extra money, but you will save more money on your heating system in the future.

Keeping your house warm during the winter does not have to break the bank. If you follow these helpful tips, you can lower your heating costs. However, if your heating costs are still too expensive, have an experienced HVAC contractor like, Reliable Building Services, look at your heating system right away.

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