Ways To Cut Down On Heating Costs In The Winter

Tuesday January 18, 2022

With heat contributing significantly to your utility bills, cutting down costs however you can in winters is essential.

While the reasons behind this may be many ranging from an outdated HVAC system to neglecting basic service and maintenance, doing what you can to reduce heating costs can ensure you stay warm without having to pay too much.

At JL Phillips, we have vast expertise in sustainable HVAC systems. We know of a few ways everyone can reduce heating costs this winter without having to spend too much.

So without further ado, let’s take a look!

1. Service And Maintenance For Your Heating Systems

Most heating systems last long if they’re checked and maintained from time to time. However, your heating systems may not function properly due to several external reasons, including ice buildup, external obstructions, or wear and tear, causing a rise in your heating costs.

Whether it is for your biomass boiler, heat pumps, or solar panels, several DIY tips can help you take care of these systems. A basic check-up every few weeks can give you insights into the system’s working, which can also let you identify serious issues before they arise.

With this, if there are irreversible damages, you may need to consider replacing your system entirely. While the upfront costs may be a little high, the long-term benefits make them worth it.

If you’re looking to install sustainable heating technologies for your home or office, the experts at JL Phillips can help. Get in touch with us today!

2. Insulate The Gaps And Exposed Spaces

Insulation is one of the best ways to reduce heating costs. Since cold air can creep in from gaps between doors, windows, and maybe even your floors, insulating these areas can help keep the space warm. This, in turn, can directly impact your heating costs.

Since there are many ways to find exposed areas from where the cold air comes in, you can directly find the spots and cover them. Additionally, you can keep the different exposed spaces covered to prevent air from entering the premises by using robust sealants.

3. Keep Your Thermostat Settings Constant

People often tweak their thermostat settings because they think it can reduce electricity bills and help them save on costs. However, this is a mistake that must be avoided.

While the temperature may keep fluctuating, changing your thermostat settings can directly affect your heat costs. Turning your thermostat down by one degree can help reduce energy consumption while also saving on bills.

This means you need to find a comfortable temperature and avoid tampering with the settings too much. Additionally, if you have the budget for it, consider installing a smart thermostat that can learn your preferences and heat or cool your space accordingly.

4. Conduct An Energy Audit

An energy audit can help identify areas where heat loss occurs and can help you find the right solutions to tackle this problem. While there are ways to conduct an energy audit yourself, getting the help of a professional can make work much easier for you.

Since they have the right tools and equipment, they get better insights into different spaces, which allows them to find the problem areas right away. Additionally, heating experts can also help you find other right energy-saving measures that can be put into place and help you save on costs.

Contact JL Phillips For Installation And Maintenance Services For Renewable Heating Systems

If you’re looking to install a renewable heating system or maintenance services for your system, JL Phillips is the perfect place for you.

With years of experience in providing various renewable energy systems for commercial and residential places, we provide quality services all around. Our maintenance and repair services further help you keep these heating systems in good condition.

To find out more about our services, get in touch with us today!

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