How to Cut Heating Costs This Winter

The winter months feature cooler temperatures and less sunlight. Therefore, it may be harder to keep your home warm without running the furnace throughout the day and night. However, there are ways to keep your heating costs in check during the chilly season.

Have Your Furnace Inspected

The folks at All Hours Air can help maintain and repair your furnace this winter season. An inspection will allow a technician to find issues with a blower motor, air filter or other important furnace components. When a furnace is working at peak efficiency, it will be able to keep the house warm without inflating your heating bill.

Have a Humidifier Installed

Adding moisture to the air is an easy way to keep it warmer without having to run a furnace or turn on a space heater. Moisture can be added to the air with the use of a humidifier. A humidifier can either work in a specific part of the house or help transport moist air throughout the entire property. Adding moisture to the air can also prevent damage to wooden surfaces as well as reduce the chances of getting dry skin.

Check for Gaps Throughout the House

A gap between a window and its frame may allow cold air into your home. Gaps may also exist in the attic, basement, and garage that may make it harder to regulate the temperature in your home. Sealing those gaps with caulk or weatherstripping can help make your home more comfortable without turning the heat to its highest setting. It may also be a good idea to add insulation or repair old insulation to keep a home at a consistent temperature.

If you are having trouble keeping your heating costs at a reasonable level, call the folks at All Hours Air today. In addition to heating system maintenance and repair, we can help those in Sparks, NV, and surrounding areas with cooling system maintenance and indoor air quality problems.

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