It’s the wish of every homeowner to balance comfort with affordable heating and cooling bills.  As temperatures start to drop during winter, many individuals are tempted to turn their thermostats up to the highest setting possible to keep warm.  Setting your thermostat that high will only escalate your energy bills and cause your HVAC system to work extra hard. 

Here are some tips to conserve energy and manage heating costs during winter.

When you are home

An effective solution to managing your heating system is to adjust your thermostat temperature.  Setting the thermostat between 68 to 72 degrees when you are home provides a comfortable and convenient indoor environment.  In general, the closer the thermostat setting is to the outside temperature, the lower your energy bill.

Energy efficient appliances

The efficiency of your furnace can make a significant difference in your energy bills. Older furnaces and heats pumps can take a considerable amount of time to heat up the inside of a home. Having a high-efficiency heating system means you’ll have less cost associated with maintaining higher temperatures.  As part of our Maintenance Plan, we can also come and tune your furnace.

Digital thermostats

Investing in a digital thermostat is a great way to minimize energy costs.  A programmable thermostat enables you to set the thermostat temperatures according to your preferences so you can customize your environment for comfort and cost savings. 

The professionals at Blackwell Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. can help you upgrade from an old, inefficient furnace to a new, high-efficiency model.  Our experts can also talk with you about a digital thermostat installation for your home. Contact us today at 910-483-4696 and let us upgrade your home in preparation for winter.


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