Easy Ways to Save Money on Charlotte Heating Bills

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Mechanical Doctor, Inc., Heating Installations, CharlotteHeating your home is an absolute necessity, so going without it for a few days to help you save money isn’t an option. Often, making sure you have sufficient heating is a matter of safety for you and your family. But that means that heating will make up a significant portion of the overall heating bill of your home during the winter. Fortunately, there are simple ways to make sure your Charlotte heating system is running as efficiently as possible, which can significantly reduce your heating bills. Some will only take a couple minutes, but even small changes can bring you big savings.

Clean Your Filters

Making sure that your heating unit’s filters are regularly cleaned will mean that your heating system won’t have to work as hard to heat your home. Clogged or dirty filters will make it more difficult for your heater to distribute the air to various parts of your home. So your heating will be less effective, and cost you more money.

Check Your Ducts

Leaks, gaps, and disconnects in your duct-work can cause huge problems. If ducts aren’t properly sealed, you could be spending 25% more on your heating costs than you need to. Sometimes you may be able to reach and repair the ducts on your own, but if not, call our Charlotte heating repair specialists. Our professionals can also inspect your entire duct system and ensure there are no major problems with it.

Adjust Your Thermostat

Turning your heat down just a few degrees may be barely noticeable to you or your family, but it will save you a surprising amount of money to consistently keep your heater at a temperature that’s just a little lower than usual.

Install a Programmable Thermostat

If you don’t have a programmable thermostat, installing one can help you save a lot of money. You’ll be able to set the thermostat to stop heating your home while you’re gone, then have it perfectly heated by the time you return. You can also set the temperature to be lower while you’re sleeping, and back up in the morning with you. Programmable thermostats are relatively inexpensive, and you can probably install one on your own. Of course, our professional Charlotte heating repair specialists are available to help with this installation.

Shed Some Light on the Situation

Opening your blinds during the day and letting the sun heat up your home is much more effective than you might imagine. Direct sunlight can raise the temperature of your home significantly, so don’t be afraid to let it in. It won’t just save you on your heat either—natural light is 100% cheaper than electric light!

Get the Flue

If there’s a fireplace in your home, make sure the flue is sealed when it’s not in use. If your chimney is open, a lot of the heat in your home could be escaping out of the flue, which means you’re wasting money.

Tune-Ups and Inspections and Your Heating Bills

Make sure a professional Charlotte heating specialist gives your heating unit a tune-up and inspection at least once a year. This will ensure that your machine is running as efficiently as possible, and we’ll find and repair any problems that could lower your energy efficiency, or cause bigger heating bills to occur down the line.

If you are looking for a heating and air conditioning company in the Charlotte area, please call Mechanical Doctor, Inc. at 704-566-7900 or fill out our online request form.