In Ogden, Utah homes can range from small condos to large million dollar homes. The size of your home is directly correlated to how much you spend each month trying to heat it. Whether you are in the large family home or an old, historic house, you know how expensive it can be to keep the temperature comfortable. Try several, or all of these heating tips from the heating experts at Mountain Air Conditioning & Heating to help you lower your energy bills.
Proper Home Insulation
Adequate insulation is important in both the walls and the roof. The roof is especially important because heat rises and all your heat will eventually dissipate during the winter. Properly insulating your home will help keep it warmer in the winter, all without over-taxing your heating system.
Proper Maintenance of Your Heating System
To function properly, your furnace needs regular maintenance such as general cleaning and air filter changes. Having one of our NATE-certified professionals come in to inspect vents and do a furnace tune-up on your heating system is recommended at least every six months to a year. Your technician will take the time to make sure your duct system is clear of debris and leaks. By doing this, you help keep your system running smoothly and catch any issues before they become major problems.
Updated & Efficient Windows
Making sure your windows are properly installed will keep both heat and cold on the outside. Double pane windows will help keep your home comfortable year-round. You can also hang up thermal curtains or drapery to keep drafts out. Often times it gets cold enough in Utah to add some extra insulation with a clear window film. This is a useful DIY tip that can really help save money on energy costs.
Install a Programmable Thermostat
When your home is empty, the temperature inside your home does not need to be as warm. By installing a programmable thermostat, you make it possible to save money without the effects of discomfort. You can program your thermostat to reach the ideal temperature for your family about an hour before everyone arrives home. Some programmable thermostats can be set up to reach different temperatures in different parts of your home. There are many energy saving tips to utilize when dealing with your thermostat.
Save Money with Mountain Air!
Updating everything in your home may seem like a lot of work at first but over time that initial outlay of time and money will more than pay for itself. The first and easiest thing you can do to save money on your energy bills is to contact Mountain Air today to have your heating and cooling system inspected and tuned-up. We’ll take the time to walk you through your furnace inspection and help you understand the repairs that may be necessary.