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How to Reduce Winter Heating Costs

We don’t tend to worry a whole lot about heating costs here in Springfield, LA. Winters are short and mild here in the sultry South, and when compared with our sky-high air-conditioning bills, it can mean a much lower heating bill. But that also means you might still be paying more than you should for proper heating, and while an inefficient furnace or boiler won’t turn your home into a freezer, you shouldn’t have to pay more than you should for a properly comfortable home.

Efficient heating starts with common-sense steps you’re likely familiar with: setting your thermostat a few degrees and leaving the heater off during the day when no one is at home. There are more specific steps you can take if you wish, however: steps that entail the services of a professional. They can include the following:

  • Maintenance Service. A maintenance check is the best way to keep your heater functioning at top capacity. It gives the technician a chance to clean up clogged burners, tighten loose bolts and all those other little steps that can reduce inefficiency in your home’s heater.
  • Zone Control Systems. If you have a forced-air furnace, a zone control system is installed in your ducts and divides them into different sections. That allows you to raise or lower the temperature in each section separately, and even turn the heat off in rooms you aren’t occupying it.
  • New Thermostats. Recent developments in thermostat technology mean that the latest models can provide “smart” programming. That allows it to make adjustments based on your heating habits and local weather conditions as they happen, to ensure that you don’t spend a dime more than is necessary to keep your home at the temperature you want.

If you want your heating system to perform as efficiently as possible, call the pros at A Professional Heating and Air today!

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