Saving Money on Heating Bills During the Winter

Taking steps to lower your heating bills leaves more money in your pocket and more importantly, prolongs the life of your heating system. Between the efforts you make and the trusted experts at Bormida Mechanical Services, Inc. in Springfield, you’ll save energy without sacrificing comfort.

Air Filters

Make sure you check the air filter monthly during the peak of the heating season and change it when it’s covered with dust. A clean filter makes the furnace run more efficiently, which cuts your heating costs. When the filter is clogged, less air can flow through it. It slows the heating process, and the longer running time increases energy consumption.

Routine Maintenance

Gas furnaces and heat pumps need annual maintenance to maintain their energy efficiency and safety. A professional technician can clean, inspect and adjust all the parts. He or she will check the condition of the burner and adjust the fuel/air mixture for cleaner and more efficient burning.

The safety switches in gas furnaces need to be tested to verify their operation. In addition, the vent or chimney needs to be clear for the combustion gases to exhaust outdoors.

Periodically throughout the winter, look over the register covers to make sure that nothing is blocking them and that they’re clean. An excessively dusty cover could indicate a ductwork leak that should be sealed immediately. Ductwork leaks increase your energy costs and can pollute the indoor air.

Use a Programmable Thermostat

A programmable thermostat will cut your energy bills when you use the settings that save energy. Turning the temperature down at night and when you leave for school and work will save a good deal of energy. You can program the thermostat to increase the temperature 30 minutes before you get up in the morning or come home from work to ensure that your home will be comfortable.

We’re proud to offer a wide array of heating and cooling services in Springfield, and we’ll be happy to show you how you can save money on your energy bills. To learn more, contact Bormida Mechanical Services, Inc. in Springfield to schedule service today.