As the cold weather season sets in, you may notice your utility bills rise as you direct energy to keep your home warm. If these costs are too high for your comfort, there are several things you can do to lower your Aurora, IL energy bills.
Seal Your Home
As outdoor temperatures drop you may discover chilly drafts coming into your home. When your home isn’t well-sealed, your heating system has to work harder to keep things cozy. Make sure your home is well protected from this threat.
- Add or replace weather stripping beneath doors and windows
- Seal gaps around doors, windows, and baseboards
- Insulate your attic and walls
Adjust Your Thermostat
In cold months, keep the house a little cooler to minimize energy costs. You can turn your temperatures down even further at night and any time the home is unoccupied. Encourage family members to wear warmer clothing in winter and use heavier sheets and blankets so you don’t have to rely solely on your heating system for warmth and comfort.
Insulate Your Water Heater
A hot shower or bath is especially welcome when you come in from the cold. You can improve your water heater’s efficiency by wrapping it in a heater blanket. You may also want to insulate the first six feet of pipe coming out of your water heater to help cut your energy expenses.
Schedule Furnace Maintenance
Book heater maintenance once a year. During this tune-up, we complete a 20-point inspection to make sure all your system’s components are properly calibrated and cleaned. Our technicians look for signs of pending problems so we can help you address these early and avoid repairs. A heater that’s been well-maintained delivers much better energy efficiency.
For help with repairs or maintenance for your Aurora, IL heating system, contact Oncourse Home Solutions. We provide comprehensive heating system services and convenient appointment times to meet your needs.