How to Save Money Heating Your Home This Season in Chicago, Orland Park, and Joliet?
When the weather in Chicago and the surrounding communities gets colder, inevitably, your heating bill grows larger. This does not need to be the case. There are several simple, low-cost solutions to save money heating your home.
- Don’t forget to change your furnace filters regularly. Dirty filters make the furnace have to work harder. This costs you money in energy efficiency and in future furnace repair costs.
- Keep all vents and heat exchange locations clear from obstructions. Especially be mindful of couches, chairs and entertainment centers. Additionally make sure your drapes are not blocking the heat exchanges to allow good furnace air flow.
- Ensure that there are no heat creating devices near your thermostat, this can create a false reading.
- Re-caulking windows and replacing worn weather stripping is something that most people can do themselves, or have a family member help with. Reducing drafts will allow you to turn your thermostat down and augment your overall HVAC efficiency.
By performing these basic tasks, and having annual furnace maintenance, you can keep your heating bills down. You will also decrease the chances of requiring a costly furnace repair.
However, if you really want to lower your heating and gas costs in Chicago, Orland Park, Joliet, or all of Chicagoland, the ultimate solution would be to install a 95% High efficiency Furnace. These gas furnaces are available at incredibly low prices when combined with Chicago (Peoples Gas) or suburban (Nicor) utility company rebates, and offer exceptional value.