While the holidays ushered in family, glad tidings and lots of gifts, you may have been too busy to notice that they also heralded something else. Yup, the winter solstice snuck in just before Christmas and with it the official start of winter. Colder weather will be here for a few months, but there’s no reason to freeze or to go broke keeping your house warm. So grab a sweater or a cup of hot cocoa and curl up to learn how to lower your heating costs this winter.

Tip #1 – Turn the heat down a bit

It’s no surprise that running the heating system full blast nonstop pushes monthly costs through the roof. But each degree you lower the thermostat for a period of at least eight hours — when everyone is asleep or at work — can cut the heating bill by 1 percent, according to estimates by the U.S. Department of Energy. Turn the heat down and save automatically without sacrificing comfort by installing an automatic setback or programmable thermostat.

 
Check back over the next few weeks to see all 12 tips and tricks to stay warm and not blow the budget this winter:

  1. Turn Down the Heat 
  2. Install a Programmable Thermostat 
  3. Reduce Drafts 
  4. Change Furnace Filters 
  5. Run Ceiling Fans in Reverse 
  6. Turn Down the Water Heater 
  7. Be Diligent About Maintenance 
  8. Use Caulk and Weather Stripping 
  9. Seal the Ducts 
  10. Heat a Smaller Space 
  11. Insulate the Attic and Basement
  12. Choosing the Right HVAC Company

Levco is Fairfield County’s premier provider of Heating & Cooling service as well as Fuel Oil Delivery. If you are currently experiencing issues with your heating system and are looking for same-day solutions and timely service, give us a call, we are happy to help. Don’t forget to Like our page on  Facebook to stay up-to-date with maintenance tips and reminders, as well as promotions and weather alerts!

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