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How to Save on Heating Costs this Winter

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As the temperatures have started to drop significantly here in New Jersey, you’re heating costs are going to skyrocket. There’s nothing worse than trying to figure out the bills while trying to stay warm. At Super Plumbers, we’re here to help give you some tips on how to save on your utility bills. From monitoring the thermostat to having routine maintenance, we’ve got you covered! Tips to save on heating costs:

Program the thermostat!

The great thing about thermostats is that you can program them to the desired temperature. Take advantage of your programmable thermostat and set it to a lower temperature when you’re not home. This will make sure that you’re not wasting heat by using only what you need. If you don’t have a programmable thermostat, make sure to manually adjust your dial thermostat.

Don’t let heat escape!

Leaving doors and windows open can lead to heat escaping which will result in higher energy costs. You want to make sure that you keep all windows, doors, and other openings closed. You can easily patch up any holes and seams in the ductwork or piping to keep heat indoors. This will help eliminate drafts and help you keep from raising the heat.

Monitor the water heater!

Believe it or not, water heaters contribute to your heating costs. You can make sure that the water heater doesn’t add to your utility burden by monitoring it. If the water is too hot, you can adjust its thermostat. You can change the settings yourself or ask a licensed HVAC contractor to handle it.

Professional heater maintenance!

One great way to avoid high heating costs is to have routine heater maintenance from a professional company. Heating maintenance will allow a technician to run thorough tests on your boiler, furnace, or hot water heater to ensure it’s working efficiently.

Should you have more questions or wish to set up routine heater maintenance, call Super Plumbers. We’ll be happy to provide you with a free quote and answer any questions you may have.