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How to Lower Your Winter Heating Bill

Replacing older equipment saves money in the long run

High heating bills are common during the winter season. Heating costs are responsible for more than fifty per cent of an average Columbia home’s utility bills. Moreover, heating equipment can also cost quite a good amount of money. It is important to invest in a heating system that exactly matches the requirements of your home to reduce heating bills. An energy efficient heater may require slightly heavy initial investment, but you can save a lot of money in the long run as your bills will be significantly lower. The thermostat must be set low during the winter, especially when you’re not at home. Make sure that your heater is serviced by a professional heating and cooling company before the onset of winter as a serviced heater works with higher efficiency and consumes lesser energy, reducing your heating bills.

 

Other simple tips to reduce heating bills

The A/C or furnace vents must not be blocked by drapes or furniture. Clean them regularly so that they can work with utmost efficiency. Air filters must be changed every quarter if used regularly and air ducts must be sealed so that no warm escapes your home. Shades or drapes must be drawn open during the day so that enough sunlight enters your home and keeps the interiors warm. Insulating your home can help you save a large amount of money on heating costs as your heater can function using lesser energy.