Everyone wants to save money, and one great place to look is your monthly heating bills. As the weather turns cold in Pennsylvania, plan ahead by learning about these top six ways to keep your heating bill lower this winter.
For personalized energy-saving tips, contact Jack Lehr Heating, Cooling & Electric at 888-454-7365 today!
Replace Your Air Blower
If you’re not ready to upgrade your furnace, but you want to help it operate more efficiently, consider trading out your existing air handler. Choose a variable speed model with better air distribution capabilities, or one with enhanced insulation and low air leakage rates. You’ll find you can trust your furnace to deliver more even temperatures and keep you comfortable while consuming less energy.
Install a Whole-House Humidifier
Dry winter air is harsh, which increases instances of cracked skin and chapped lips. A whole-house humidifier makes your home more comfortable, but it also helps to keep your heating bills lower. This is because slightly humid air feels warmer than dry air, since less moisture evaporates from your skin into already saturated air. As a result, you can adjust the temperature by a degree or two for energy savings without feeling uncomfortable.
Put in a Zoning System
Most homes have a single thermostat, but this isn’t ideal. After all, south-facing rooms on the second floor are bound to get warmer than north-facing rooms at ground level. A zoning system gives you more control, since there are multiple thermostats and dampers in the ductwork to control the temperature and send heated air where you need it most.
You might choose to set every thermostat to the same temperature or reduce heating in different zones based on the time of day. This customization makes it easy to lower heating bills this winter.
Seal Your Ductwork
Your furnace is only as efficient as the ductwork that distributes air to each room. Leaky ducts can waste the heated air traveling through them, especially if you have ductwork running through the attic, crawlspace, or another unconditioned area.
To maximize furnace efficiency and lower your heating bills this winter, schedule professional duct sealing with Jack Lehr. When you do, you’ll also benefit from increased home comfort and improved indoor air quality.
Seal Air Leaks Throughout Your Home
The ductwork isn’t the only place that can develop air leaks. If any penetrations in your walls, ceilings, or floors aren’t sealed tightly, you might notice drafts, temperature fluctuations, and high heating bills. Put these problems to rest by caulking and weatherstripping windows and doors, sealing your attic floor with spray foam insulation, and installing gaskets behind outlets and light switches.
Heating Services in Allentown, PA
Wondering how many of these tips to lower your heating bills could benefit you? If so, schedule an energy assessment with Jack Lehr. We’ll determine where your Allentown home is wasting energy and what improvements will yield the most significant savings.
To learn more about our energy assessments and other heating services, contact us online or call us at 888-454-7365 today!