In places like Easton, Pennsylvania, winter can bring bitterly cold temperatures. It’s important to keep your home warm, but at the same time, you want to save energy to keep your utility bills under control. Prepare your home for winter this year with these energy-saving tips that can keep your heating bills low while still keeping you comfortable.

Change Your Filter

The first thing you should do is change your furnace air filter if you haven’t already. This should be done at least four times a year, depending on your system’s requirements and how quickly your filter becomes dirty. Doing so at the change of every season is a good schedule to keep. With a clean air filter, your furnace is more efficient and uses less energy.

Call for Furnace Maintenance

At least twice a year, call a professional for regular professional maintenance on your system. By having your furnace regularly cleaned and serviced, you’ll ensure it runs up to factory specs for a long time to come.

Take Your Thermostat Down a Notch

It’s unlikely that you’ll notice a degree or two of temperature change, but it will show up on your utility bills, and it will lower your energy usage. Instead of keeping your room at 72 degrees, keep it at 70.

Free up Your Air Vents

Move any obstacles from in front of your vents. Blocked air vents force your furnace to work much harder to distribute heat through the room. Even worse, blocking your vents can present a fire hazard.

Get a Programmable Thermostat

Get a programmable or smart thermostat, if you don’t already have one. This will give you complete control over when your furnace is running, so you’re not heating the house while it’s empty, or when you don’t need to.

If you’re in the Easton region and you’d like to improve the efficiency of your furnace this winter, Sullivan Oil & Propane can help. Give us a call today at (610) 810-3992 for complete HVAC maintenance and repair services that can lower your utility bills and save energy.

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