The Best Ways to Lower your Heating Bill

Are you dreading your next energy bill? With the cold winter weather already here, you know that the higher heating bills have also arrived. Paying those higher utility bills can take a chunk out of your budget. Without further ado, let's look at the best ways you can lower your heating bill this winter:

1.) Dress in Warm Clothes

If you get chilled, the first thing you want to do is crank up the heat. Instead, why not grab a sweater and some warm socks? This is the perfect way to warm up without turning on the heat. If you need more, grab a blanket and a cup of coffee.

2.) Turn Down the Thermostat

One of the easiest ways to lower your heating bills is to turn the thermostat down 3-5 degrees. If you leave the house for several hours a day, consider installing a programmable thermostat to make the adjustments for you.

3.) Have your Heating System Serviced

When was the last time you had your heating system serviced by an HVAC specialist? With constant use over the winter, it’s easy for a heating system to start showing signs of inefficiency. An annual service call from Mitch Wright Plumbing, Heating & Air will get it back to running efficiently — plus it helps lower the chances of an emergency repair.

4.) Change your Filters Regularly

Before air enters the heating system, it goes through a filter to remove small particles. If the filter gets clogged, then the system has to work harder to keep your home comfortable — which drives up energy use. Change or clean the filter at least once a month to keep the air flowing.

5.) Check for Air Leaks

If you have air leaks around windows or doors, then either the warm air is going out or the cold outdoor air is coming in. Check for air leaks and seal them using weatherstripping, caulk, or spray foam insulation.

At Mitch Wright Plumbing, Heating & Air, we are here for all of your plumbing and heating/cooling needs, which is why we offer 24/7 emergency services. For more information on the services we provide, visit us on the web or give us a call at (662) 269-0851.