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Cost Cutting Tips for Home Heating

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As winter approaches in the Western Slope area of Colorado, homeowners in the Roaring Fork and Vail Valleys are often concerned about keeping their homes warm without breaking the bank. Did you know home heating costs the average homeowner over 50% of their household budget? 

Efficient home heating is crucial, not only for comfort but also for keeping utility bills in check. The best way to save money heating your home is to start with the basics. Better or increased insulation, a more efficient heating system, and making the most of your HVAC system with energy-saving accessories to enhance your total home comfort.

Practical Tips for Lowering Energy Costs

Climate Control Company can’t wave a magic wand to make your home heating bills disappear, but we want to be sure you have all the information you need to cut those costs as much as possible. 

In this week’s blog, Climate Control Company offers practical tips on optimizing your home comfort and heating efficiency by focusing on the furnace, windows and doors, and the use of a programmable thermostat.

1. Furnace Efficiency: The Heart of Home Heating

Your furnace is the powerhouse of home heating. Ensuring its efficiency is key to reducing heating costs. Regular maintenance, such as cleaning and replacing filters, can improve airflow and efficiency. Climate Control Company offers their comprehensive maintenance plan for Comfort Club members. You’ll have peace of mind with regular tune-ups and priority client status. Call Climate Control Company to learn more.

Additionally, upgrading to a newer, high-efficiency furnace may save hundreds of dollars each year on energy costs. Modern furnaces are more energy-efficient, reducing the amount of fuel needed to heat your home, which directly impacts your utility bills. If your furnace is 10-15 years old or more, let a Climate Control Company Comfort Specialist help you today.

To learn more about a new, energy-efficient furnace installation or to schedule your seasonal furnace maintenance, contact Climate Control Company today.

2. Windows and Doors: Guardians Against the Cold

Windows and doors are critical in maintaining a warm home. Poorly insulated windows and doors can be a significant source of heat loss. To combat this, invest in energy-efficient windows with double or triple-pane glass. These windows provide better insulation, keeping the heat in and the cold out. For doors, ensure that they are properly sealed and insulated. 

If total window or door replacement isn’t in your current budget, adding weather stripping or draft guards can be a less expensive and cost-effective way to reduce heat loss and still provide substantial savings this winter season.

3. Programmable Thermostat: Precision in Temperature Control

A programmable thermostat is a game-changer for home heating efficiency. It allows you to set specific temperatures for different times of the day. For instance, you can set a lower temperature when you’re not home or during the night, and a higher temperature during the evening when the family is gathered in the living room. 

Most programmable thermostats also allow for vacation settings, meaning you no longer have to heat your home at a level that’s not needed when it’s unoccupied. The ability to control indoor temperature settings can lead to significant savings on your heating bill, as you’re not heating an empty or unused space unnecessarily.

Climate Control Company offers programmable thermostat options to keep you comfortable and save you money all season long. 

4. Smart Habits for Lower Utility Bills

There are other actions you can take beyond equipment to lower your monthly energy costs. For example, your habits also impact your home’s heating efficiency. Simple actions like opening curtains during the day to let in sunlight can naturally increase the indoor temperature. At night, closing curtains adds an extra layer of insulation to keep the cold air out.

Also, consider lowering the thermostat by a degree or two, especially when sleeping. Experts say better sleep can be enjoyed in a cooler room, so there are health benefits to enjoy, too. 

Often, small changes such as these are barely noticeable in terms of comfort but can lead to significant savings over time.

5. Professional Assessments for Optimized Heating

Sometimes, the best step to take is to call in a professional for a home energy audit. Finding out where your home is losing heat and inefficient can identify specific areas where you can improve comfort and potentially save on utility costs.

A trained Climate Control Company Comfort Specialist can assess your current home situation and offer tailored advice and solutions, which can substantially improve your home’s heating efficiency. 

Efficient Home Heating

In the Aspen, Colorado area, where winters can be cold, snowy, and harsh, efficient home heating is essential. By focusing on the key areas in your home, such as your furnace, windows and doors, and utilizing a programmable thermostat, you can significantly reduce your heating costs and increase the level of comfort for you and your loved ones.

Remember, small changes can lead to big savings, making your home not only warmer but also more energy-efficient. When it comes to furnace repair and maintenance in Aspen, Vail, or anywhere on the Western Slope, you can depend on Climate Control Company. 

To learn more, contact Climate Control Company today. Like and follow us on Facebook and Twitter for more great information. We are comfort driven, Colorado style since 1956.