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5 Things Your Heating Contractors in Monmouth County Wish You Knew

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According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, home heating accounts for close to 40% of our entire energy consumption. With winter still rearing its ugly head in New Jersey, keeping energy costs down can feel like an endless pursuit. As environmental concerns increase and energy costs continue to rise, home heating efficiency is at the forefront of our minds. To the rescue: your trusted heating contractors in Monmouth county. 

Whether you’re making a repair or upgrading to a higher efficiency unit, here are a few energy tips the Brown’s heating contractors in Monmouth County wish you knew.

Not only will these energy-efficient tips decrease your impact on the environment, they will save on heating costs too. Say goodbye to sky high energy bills.

1. Assess Your Current Energy Usage

Before you can start saving on home energy usage, you must first determine how much energy you’re currently using. This will help identify any problem areas and plan out energy-saving improvements. Check out this handy step-by-step guide from the U.S. Department of Energy.

2. Leverage Daylighting

If you’re not using the sunlight to boost energy efficiency in your Monmouth County home, you’re missing a big opportunity. During the colder months, open shades, curtains and blinds during the day to let the sun shine in through the windows and naturally warm your space. When the sun sets, close all coverings to minimize heat loss.

Read: How to Fix Hot And Cold Spots in Your Home

3. Reverse Ceiling Fans

When it’s snowing outside, most of us aren’t thinking about our ceiling fans. But running your fan (clockwise) in winter can actually save up to 10% on heating costs. It’s as simple as flipping your switch.

If you haven’t yet, set your ceiling fans on the reverse setting for winter. By rotating clockwise at a low setting, your fan blades will draw the heat that has risen to the ceiling down into your occupied space. Just remember: clockwise in winter, counterclockwise in summer.

Save even more by investing in an Energy Star-certified ceiling fan, which can be up to 50 percent more efficient than the conventional models.

4. Service Your Heating System

Ensure your heating system is operating at peak efficiency by scheduling maintenance with a trusted contractor. You can also maximize DIY heating maintenance tasks, such as replacing your filter monthly and setting the water heater temperature to 120 degrees.

At Brown’s, we offer an attractive HVAC service contract to our Monmouth County customers, ensuring maintenance of air conditioning, heating and plumbing is simple and cost-effective.

5.  Winterize Yourself

When you are asleep or away from house, turn your thermostat down 10° to 15°. Doing so for eight hours could save close to 10% a year on your heating and cooling bills. When you are home and awake, set your thermostat as low as is comfortable and dress for the season.

We know you’re anxious for spring, but if the weather outside is still frightful, opt for warm layers during the day, socks at night and cozy slippers on your feet. Stick to warmer foods, like soups and stews to increase your sense of warmth, use an extra blanket on the couch…and cuddle up with your loved ones to share warmth.

Read: How to Winterize Your HVAC System

Brown’s Heating Contractors Are Here Day & Night

The strategies above will help you save energy, save money, and stay warm and cozy through the rest of our cold winter months.

At Brown’s Heating, Cooling and Plumbing, we offer a variety of dependable heating solutions for residential and commercial properties throughout Monmouth and Ocean County, NJ and surrounding areas including emergency service.