Lower your Heating Costs by Treat’s Heating & Cooling
It is that time of year again to start turning your furnace on to keep your house warm. For many of us, that means a higher electric or gas bill until it’s warm outside again. Here are a few suggestions to use for a lower heating bill.
- Hire a professional heating company to inspect and clean your furnace. This alone could save you a lot of money in heating bills in the long run. Additionally, any problems can be found before it’s freezing outside and you are left with no heat.
- Make sure there are no cracks or gaps in your insulation. Caulk around your windows and doors. Calking can last 5-10 years depending on quality & installation. Check the weather-stripping at the bottom of doors. Small gaps welcome cold air.
- Keep flooring, rugs and furniture away from heat ducts & cold-air returns. Make sure your cold-air return is free of debris and clean. Over the years dust and dirt can cause all sorts of problems including allergies.
- Install a programmable thermostat if you don’t already have one – it’s worth the additional expense. You can warm your house up in the morning when you are home and turn your heat down during the day when you aren’t at home. The setting will allow the heat to come on in the evening at whatever time you have it set for. Programmable thermostats can lower your heat bill by 10-20% which over the course of a year can be a nice savings.
Call Treat’s Heating & Cooling at 360.825.0800 for an appointment with a professional.
The Bonney Lake, WA heating experts at Treat’s Heating & Cooling offer high quality installation, repair, maintenance, and other heating and air conditioning services throughout Western Washington including Enumclaw, Buckley, Bonney Lake, Sumner, Puyallup, Tacoma, Auburn, Black Diamond, Covington, Maple Valley, Federal Way, Kent, & Seattle WA.