Bills are bills, we pay them no matter what they cost. It’s just the nature of being a homeowner. Your monthly fuel bill isn’t like a parking ticket that you can try to get reduced with a plea deal, or that you’ve got any luck trying to fight against. Bills represent the amount of fuel and energy we consume, and that’s that.
However, if your bills are starting to rack up and you can see yourself wanting to cut back on them, we’ve got just the right tools for you. Here, we’re all about creating a heating experience that is as cheap as possible, while still remaining effective enough to warm your home. So, in order to help your heater out (and to reduce the risk of heating repair in San Ramon, CA) we’ve listed a few tips that could keep your efficiency high and your heating bill low.
All the Little Things
Some of these tips might seem like no-brainers to a few homeowners out there. However, our point isn’t just to give you a few tips you already know about. The real reason for a list of these tips is to tell you that all of these smaller things matter; they add up while increasing your heating bill one piece at a time. Heating efficiency isn’t just a one-solution problem, there are many things that must be addressed, no matter how small.
Check/Replace Your Heater’s Filter
Heaters use filters to keep dust and debris from reaching the more delicate interior components. That can be a great thing for those of us who have a gas-powered furnace, since introducing dry dust into a combustion reaction could yield some pretty terrible results. However, that dust and debris can clog up the air filter, limiting airflow into your heater making it work harder to essentially breathe. This will raise your heating bills and shorten the lifespan of your heater if you don’t replace or change the filter every 1-3 months.
Annual Heater Maintenance
No, we’re not just trying to sell you a service. Most homeowners mistakenly believe that maintenance is just an “extra” purchase for their heater system, but nothing could be further from the truth. Expert heater maintenance is the key to keeping your system running as effectively and efficiently as possible, for as long as possible. An expert technician can tell what’s hindering your heater’s efficiency before it starts to cost you.
This one is a little bit harder to understand than the other two tips. Thermostats in the 21st century don’t just set your home temperature, smart thermostats can run reports and give you detailed descriptions of how much fuel you’re burning to get the heat output you’re receiving. Not only that, but you can control your thermostat from your phone, which means you can turn your heat on or off no matter where you are! This might seem like a luxury, but it can save a lot of money having precise control over your heater, as well as knowing exactly how much fuel you’re burning.
If you’re looking for more ways to increase fuel efficiency, contact Comfy Heating & Air Conditioning Inc. today!