3 Heating Hacks

During the cold winter months, many homeowners find their rising energy bills to be quite daunting. While there will always be a bigger expense with heating your home in the winter, you also have plenty of ways to reduce your bills by being more efficient. Three heating hacks, in particular, could help you save money and keep your home comfortable and warm.

1. Minimize Leaks

One of the most effective ways to save money on your heating bills is to minimize leaks. People waste hundreds of dollars per year due to warm air leaking out of their homes. To minimize leaks, you should caulk all of your window frames, purchase and install weather stripping on your doors, and confirm that there are no leaks in your ductwork. If there are leaks in your ductwork, they likely can be sealed with tape.

2. Close Vents in Unused Rooms

If you have unused bedrooms in your home, you could save money by reducing the heat that is sent to these rooms. The best way to do this is by closing and sealing the vents. This ensures all of the heated air in your home will be sent to other areas of the house that are more in use.

3. Service Your Heating Source

Before every winter, you should have a licensed contractor service your furnace or another heating source. The contractor will be able to complete minor repairs to the furnace, which can make it run more efficiently and ensure it is prepared for the long winter ahead. They may also be able to identify issues with the furnace before they turn into bigger problems.

If you are having any issues with your home heating system, contacting KW Lang would be a great option. We have been providing its services to residents in dozens of communities in the Cleveland metro area for more than 90 years. We can provide you with all of your heating and air conditioning repair, installation, and maintenance needs and also give tips on how to run your heating system more efficient. Contact us today!

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