Love is in the air this February, because we can help keep your heating bills low! Many homeowners struggle with staying on budget while heating their home in Hamilton Township winters. At Home Allegiance, we believe home comfort should always be affordable and accessible. In this blog, we list helpful tips to lowering your heating bill in New Jersey.

Why Is My Heating Bill High?

If you notice your heating bill has spiked, it could be due to many components coordinating with your heating unit. The main reason your heating costs have increased is due an obstruction causing the system to use more energy to function. The obstruction could be an internal malfunction that requires professional attention or a simple fix inside your home. The best way to avoid high heating costs is to schedule heating maintenance with a Home Allegiance technician. Our well trained professionals can thoroughly inspect your heating unit and identify the source of high heating bills. From there, we can repair parts as needed and prevent other components from malfunctioning. Let us help keep your utility bills low and your heating system reliable this winter in Cherry Hill, NJ and surrounding areas!

Tips To Lower Your Heating Bill

Your home comfort should not break the bank. Below we have provided six tips to help keep your heating costs low in Monroe Township.

  • Regularly Change Air Filters
  • Install A Smart Thermostat
  • Utilize Sunlight
  • Turn On Ceiling Fans
  • Seal Air Leaks
  • Insulate Your Home

Regularly Change Air Filters

The air filters in your home can determine many aspects such as air quality, heating efficiency, airflow, overall comfort, and utility bills. If air filters are filled with dust and debris, your heating unit struggles to push air through. This results in your heating system working harder and using more energy, which raises heating costs. We recommend changing your air filters at least every 90 days.

Install A Smart Thermostat

Have you ever considered upgrading your thermostat? While newer thermostats seem to just be for looks, the home device can actually help lower your heating costs. Smart thermostats monitor your temperature preferences and routines and can adjust your home’s temperature accordingly. An easy way to reduce heating costs is to lower the thermostat temperature at night and when your home is vacant. Smart thermostats can not only automatically do this, but raise the temperature before you wake up or arrive home so your comfort remains. Additionally, smart thermostats can be controlled on your phone or computer. The closer your thermostat is to the outside temperature, the more you will save!

Utilize Sunlight

The most cost effective way to heat your home is to use natural sunlight! During the day, consider opening blind and curtains to allow sunlight in your home. The natural heat gain can make your home feel warmer and allow you to turn your thermostat lower without feeling a comfort difference. When the sun sets, be sure to close curtains and blinds for privacy and to keep heat in your home!

Turn On Ceiling Fans

Yes, you heard us right! Ceiling fans are a useful home feature to use in both summer and winter seasons. In the summer, ceiling fans rotate counter clockwise to create a breeze and make your home feel cooler. With just the flip of a switch, you can adjust the ceiling fan’s rotation setting from counter clockwise to clockwise. In the winter, your fan should rotate clockwise to create an upward draft. This draft relocates warm air trapped by the ceiling and can make rooms more comfortable.

Seal Air Leaks

The heating unit in your home works hard until it meets the thermostat setting and then rests until your home needs to be heated again. If your home has air leaks in places such as windows, ductwork, doors, and walls, heated air can easily escape and cold air can enter. Air escaping can cause your heating unit to overwork itself trying to meet the thermostat setting. To seal air leaks, we recommend caulking or weather stripping the needed areas.

Insulate Your Home

Similar to air leaks, warm air can easily escape in homes without insulation. Due to warm air rising, you can easily lose air through attics and roofs. We recommend installing insulation in attics, basements, garages, crawlspaces, and other unheated areas to avoid energy loss. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, sealing air leaks and insulating your home can save 15% on heating and cooling costs.

Let us help keep your home comfortable and your heating bills low this winter in Hamilton Township, New Jersey. To schedule heating maintenance or heating repair, give one of our experienced technicians a call! Each team member at Home Allegiance is well prepared to find a solution for your home to maintain your comfort.

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