10 DIY Tips to Lower Your Heating Bill

10 DIY Tips to Lower Your Heating BillAs the weather cools in the Denver Metro Area, homeowners naturally start thinking about their heating bill. At ABE Heating and Cooling, we’re committed to providing top-notch service, not just in performing installations and repairs, but in passing along our HVAC knowledge to help you save money.

With that in mind, here are ten tips to help you lower your heating costs.

1. Insulate Your Home

A well-insulated home retains heat more efficiently. Check your attic, windows, and doors for any drafts, and seal them using silicone caulk or weatherstripping.

2. Use a Programmable or Smart Thermostat

By programming your thermostat to reduce the heat when you’re not home or sleeping, you can achieve significant savings.

3. Maintenance is Key

Regular servicing of your heating system can prevent costly repairs in the future and ensure your system is running at peak efficiency.

4. Limit Use of Exhaust Vents

Using kitchen or bathroom exhaust fans can suck out the heat. Limit their usage during winter months.

5. Reverse Your Ceiling Fans

Using the reverse setting on your fans can push warm air, which naturally rises, back down into the room.

6. Adjust your Water Heater

Lower your water heater temperature to 120°F to save energy.

7. Invest in a Well Insulated Water Heater Tank

A well-insulated tank conserves heat, resulting in less energy usage.

8. Keep Vents Clear

Do not block heating vents with furniture or curtains. This ensures heat circulates freely in your home.

9. Layer Up

One of the simplest methods is to dress a little warmer. This allows you to comfortably lower your thermostat by a few degrees, leading to considerable savings over the course of a cold season.

10. Use Curtains Effectively

Keep curtains of south-facing windows open during the day to allow sunlight in and heat the room naturally. But don’t forget to close them as soon as it’s dark to keep heat from escaping.

Implementing these cost-effective tips can maximize your home’s efficiency and minimize your heating bill. Your comfort is our priority. Let us help you keep your home warm and your costs low this winter.  Contact us for a free no-cost estimate.