3 Tips for Saving Heat This Winter

November 20, 2021

Heat Conservation in Show Low, AZ

As the weather gets colder over the next few months, it’s going to be tempting to have your furnace running day and night. Unfortunately, if you do, you’re not only going to put a lot of strain on the appliance, but your heating bills are going to go through the roof. Fortunately, there are a handful of ways you can stay warm this winter while also saving money and keeping your furnace in tiptop shape.

1. Seal Up Air Leaks

Air leaks will usually show up around the edges of windows, garage doors, and other doorways and can be a major source of warm air escaping. This forces your furnace to compensate, resulting in more energy being burned and less effective heating. You can either do it yourself or hire professionals, but make a point to get all of these leaks sealed up before the winter arrives.

2. Lower the Thermostat

If you choose the right times to do it, you can turn your thermostat down a bit and still remain warm. Consider lowering the temperature by 5 to 10 degrees when you go to sleep and during the day when the sun is shining. Open your curtains wide and let the natural heat fill your home. This will add up over time to save you money and give your furnace some rest.

3. Get a Furnace Tune-Up

One of the best ways to keep your furnace running efficiently is to schedule professional maintenance. Your technician will inspect for any issues and make adjustments to improve the appliance’s operation. This will result in more effective heating, significant energy savings, and a healthier heating system overall.

At Rim Country Mechanical, Inc., we have been providing high-quality heating and cooling services to the greater Show Low, AZ, area since 1993. Our award-winning team is committed to delivering excellence in every job they do. We are also proud to participate in charity events and support local organizations. The skilled members of our team also offer high-quality work concerning indoor air quality, ductless mini-splits, and even refrigeration.

Take steps to make sure your household is ready for winter. Call us up at Rim Country Mechanical, Inc., and schedule an appointment with our dependable team.