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A Few Tips for Efficient Heating

It is only going to get colder from here on out, and winter is definitely on its way. Is your heater ready to provide you with the warmth and comfort that you need throughout the coldest time of the year? If so, are you sure that it is going to do so as efficiently as possible?

We know that there are homeowners out there dreading the expense of heating their homes. Most of us are not in a position to simply replace our entire heating system just to boost energy efficiency. That is why we’ve put together some tips to help you enjoy more efficient heating in Alexandria, VA.

Upgrade Your Thermostat

Even if you can’t upgrade your whole heating system to a high-efficiency model, you can probably swing a thermostat upgrade. It may not sound like much, but investing in a new, more advanced thermostat can actually help you to enjoy energy savings. Even making the move from a basic digital model to a programmable one allows you to cut down on heating costs without sacrificing comfort. If you want to take things a step further, inquire about all that a smart thermostat has to offer.

Wrap Your Windows

It may not be the most stylish look, but before long you won’t even notice that your windows are wrapped in plastic. You just may be reminded of the fact, though, when the lower heating bills start rolling in. This is a job that you can handle on your own, and window wrapping kits are affordable and readily available. If you have older windows in your home that feel drafty, this is definitely a practice to consider.

Schedule Maintenance

You didn’t think we’d pass up an opportunity to remind you how important it is to schedule professional heating maintenance, did you? When your heater is properly tuned-up, it is going to be able to heat your home with as little energy consumption as possible. That will help to keep heating costs in check, making the price of maintenance a more than worthwhile investment.

Polar Bear Air Conditioning & Heating Inc. is here for all of your home heating needs.

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