Even if you have a brand new furnace, you might still consider your heating costs to be too high.  And if your furnace is upwards of 10 years or older, not only are you thinking about it, your heating costs ARE higher than they need to be. Here are 5 simple ways to cut them back down to size.

  • Wear warmer clothing and lower the thermostat a couple of degrees. Sounds kind of primitive, right?  But it’s one of the more obvious and simple ways to save money.
  • Install one or more two-directional ceiling fans. Heat rises but it doesn’t have to stay up near the ceiling. Why not install ceiling fans in strategic locations so you can redirect that warm air back down where you need it.  By recapturing lost heat, you need less heat from your furnace to keep you warm.
  • Check around your windows and doors for air leaks. If your windows and doors aren’t thoroughly caulked and weather-stripped, warm air is escaping and cold air is entering your home. There’s another easy-to-fix problem.
  • Schedule annual heating system maintenance. With an annual cleaning and inspection, your furnace or boiler will run better, last longer, and run more efficiently – yet another way to keep more money in your pocket.

Has it been a year or longer since your furnace was the last tune-up and inspected? If so, contact Bob Boldt HVAC today to schedule service now. You’ll love the energy savings and the added peace of mind our service can bring.