The Gift of Saving on Your Heating Bill

family-comfortable-warmBeaverton is a beautiful area of Oregon. It is also currently pretty cold. And let’s be honest, even when temperatures aren’t at their coldest, we would all prefer to stay warm and cozy inside when it is pouring rain most of the day.

This is the time of year when we rely on our heaters the most. That also means that it is the season when our heating bills can start getting a pricier than we’d like. Thankfully, there are several ways that you can improve the warmth in your home and facilitate your furnace’s job.

The next time your go to turn on your furnace heater, you might try some of the following ways to help ease the job it has to do. These include:

Use the Heat That Is Already Available

The next time you take a warm shower, let the steam from that scrub down go out the door and into the adjoining rooms. This may seem odd but it is actually a good way to help your home hold onto the heat being produced by your furnace, extending the amount of time until your furnace has to go into its next cycle. Additionally, the next time the sun comes out and is warming a window or two in your home, open the shades or blinds to let some of that warmth in.

Chill the Thermostat Temperature

Going without the heat from your furnace isn’t always an option, but reducing the demand on your system is. Consider lowering the temperature on the thermostat so your furnace doesn’t have to work as hard to warm the home. It may seem counterintuitive, but when it comes to heat, a little often goes a long way (a temperature difference of 20°F higher than the temperature outside is often more than enough.)

Address Areas That Might Leak Heat

Your door doesn’t have to be open to let heat out. If your doors or windows aren’t properly sealed, it is easy for them to leak heat out and allow cold air to get in. The same concept applies to your insulation. A well-sealed home will be able to hold onto heat for longer, allowing for better use of energy by your furnace.

Schedule Maintenance Yearly

When your furnace gets regular maintenance, it keeps it in better condition and reduces the impact of the wear and tear on it. This in turn helps it run more efficiently for a lot longer, saving you money on utilities and repairs.

Call for Repairs Quickly

Lastly, when you do eventually notice that your furnace is in need of a repair, make sure you reach out to schedule an appointment quickly. Delaying necessary repairs can worsen the issue and cost you a lot more, along with reducing the lifespan of your system and its ability to do its job.

When you need maintenance, repairs, or other furnace services in Beaverton, OR, make sure you reach out to the team at The Clean Air Act.

Please call Sydni, our Office Extraordinaire, to schedule your next appointment! We will take care of you from there! Contact The Clean Air Act now.

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