How can you save money on your heating bills?

How can you save money on your heating bills?

HeatingIt’s no surprise that your energy bills will jump significantly during the fall and winter months. Your heat is turned up and your lights are on longer. Are you looking for ways to save money on your heating bills? Finding ways to cut your energy bills doesn’t have to be complicated. In fact, you will find that it’s the simple choices we make that can have a big impact.

In this blog post, we will discuss some tips that can help you save money and keep your home comfortable during the fall and winter months.


Take advantage the sun

To help heat your home during the day, open the curtains on your south facing windows. This will allow sunlight in and will naturally warm your home. Remember to close these curtains at night to help reduce a cold draft.


Adjust your thermostat

We recommend setting your thermostat to a comfortable temperature when you are home and awake. When you are at work during the day or asleep at night, reduce the temperature. A programmable thermostat will make it easy to set a regular schedule.


Maintain your heating system

Did you know that cleaning your furnace filter every two months can increase its efficiency by 50 percent? We also recommend scheduling a furnace inspection prior to the cold season. This inspection will ensure your furnace is in tip-top shape and won’t leave you chilly in the winter months.


Lower your water heater temperature

Lower the temperate of your water heater to the warm setting (49°C). This will prevent the water from being scalding when you turn it on.


If you’d like to learn more about the heating services that Universal Plumbing and Heating offers or to get in touch with us right away, please visit our website or call our emergency line at 604-873-3551.

We offer 24/7 emergency repair services in addition to heating inspections in Vancouver and the Lower Mainland.

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