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Five Ways to Lower Your Heating Bill This Winter

Because no one wants to pay more than they have to, towards their home heating expenses this winter, below are a few tips to help you save some money on your home heating bills.

First of all, you should always make sure that you get regular maintenance done on your home heating system by a professional approximately once every year. A poorly running furnace can actually cost you more money in the long run because it can take more energy to make it work. The professional that you hire to service the furnace should change the furnace filter as well. Changing the filter can also save you money as the furnace will work much better with a clean filter installed.

The second way to save money on your home heating bills is to set the temperature on the thermostat in your home to a few degrees lower than you normally would. Although you wouldn’t think that setting the thermostat temperature just a bit lower would affect your heating bills that much, every bit of savings adds up.

The third way to save money on those costly heating bills is to turn your thermostat temperature down considerably when you go on vacations. Merely turning the thermostat down to 60 degrees when you go on a vacation can help save you some money. It’s not a good idea to turn the thermostat temperature down to below 60 degrees,because it can cause plumbing pipes in the home to freeze.

The fourth way to not spend so much on heating bills this winter might be to buy a more efficient heating system. Old furnaces tend to take a lot more fuel and energy to operate than do newer furnaces or other newer heating systems. It can actually be more cost efficient to buy a completely new heating system in some cases.
The fifth way to make sure you’re not overpaying on heating bills this winter is to purchase a wood burning stove. Wood burning stoves can help you save considerably on your home heating bills because wood is usually a less costly heating option than fuel oil.

Want to make sure your heating equipment is running smoothly? Or  If you would like to learn more about furnace repair, maintenance or installation, contact MBR Services by dialing (708) 417-0725.