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Heating System Efficiency: Saving Money While You Heat Your Home

Heating System In addition to family safety and home comfort, saving money typically tops the list for NJ homeowners. Finding ways to run a cooling or heating system more efficiently is key to saving money on energy bills.
During the cold, winter months, we have a tendency to crank up the heat without a second thought about what the bill is going to be like next month. Winter’s chill doesn’t have to bring oversized heating bills along with it. As it turns out, it’s easier than you think to boost your home heating system efficiency and save on utility bills.
Here are a few cost-saving actions you can implement in your NJ home starting today.

Get Control with a Programmable Thermostat

One of the biggest advantages of modern thermostat technology is having the control to change the temperature of our homes at the touch of a button. Newer programmable thermostat models allow you the option to control the temperature and humidity of your home remotely through apps on your smartphone.

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Find the Right Temperature

Finding the right temperature is key to saving money in your sleep…literally. When you’re not in the home during the day or asleep at night, schedule the temperature on your thermostat to lower a few degrees. If you stay consistent with this pattern, you’ll be sure to save money on your utility bills.
How much should you lower the thermostat, you might be wondering?
In the winter months, save energy and keep costs in check simply by keeping your thermostat around 68 degrees Fahrenheit while you are at home during the day. Energy.gov reports that if you turn your thermostat down by 10 to 15 degrees (for an eight-hour time period), you could see an energy usage reduction of 5 to 15 percent per year on your bill.
In the summer months, it is estimated that for every degree higher you set your thermostat over 78 degrees Fahrenheit, you could save about six to eight percent off your home energy bill, (for every degree).

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Keep Your Heating System Running Efficiently

To keep your heating system safe, and also efficient and cost-effective, regular maintenance is recommended. Even if it seems to be working just fine, having a professional HVAC technician inspect the unit and clean the lines and filters is essential.
Regular heating system maintenance reduces the risk of a breakdown and prolongs the unit’s lifespan….plus it saves you money. Ideally, the best time of the year to get a tune-up for your furnace is in the fall, but as long as it’s serviced once a year do it when you can.

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Brown’s Heating System Installation

At Brown’s Heating, Cooling and Plumbing, we offer comprehensive heating system maintenance for gas, electric, and oil heating systems; our technicians are some of the most highly trained in the industry. Your heating system is one of the most important units in your home, especially in the winter. If you’d like to learn more about heating system maintenance or installation options for your NJ home or business, please call our experts at 732-741-0694.
Offering reliable emergency heating services for residential and commercial throughout Monmouth and Ocean County, NJ and surrounding areas, we’re here to help any day, night 24/7!

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