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How to Keep Your Heating Bill Down

January 19, 2015

heating_billIt’s been a cold, harsh winter in Eastern Massachusetts this year. This makes it imperative to have a heating system you can rely on for warmth and comfort at home and that can operate efficiently so you won’t be left with excessively high energy bills.

Ways to Save on Heating Costs

At Jim Lavallee Plumbing & Heating, we’ve compiled a list of some of the best ways to save on heating costs so you can keep your family comfortable without breaking the bank in the process. We recommend you:

Have routine maintenance done.

It’s been awhile since you’ve used your heat, so make sure to schedule routine maintenance and a tune-up before severe weather hits. We can help you inspect all aspects of your unit to ensure efficient performance all season long. This will also give you a chance to identify any issues with your unit so you can have repairs completed before you really need your heat.

Replace outdated, inefficient heating systems.

If your heat pump or furnace is older than 10 years old (depending on how well it’s been maintained), it may be time to install a replacement. Consider how well your unit operated last year to make your decision—were your heating bills already slightly higher than usual? Was your system keeping your home as warm as you want it? Did the temperature on your thermostat match the setting? We can perform an assessment of your existing system and offer a recommendation if you’re unsure.

Consider installing a programmable thermostat.

The latest developments in thermostat technology allow users to program schedules ahead of time so your heat will automatically adjust when you need it to. Just setting the temperature a few degrees lower when you’re out of the house or asleep can help to keep your heating bill down by 3-5 percent over the course of the season. Programmable thermostats offer you more control over your home’s temperature AND your heating bills, giving you greater comfort for less!

Let Us Help You Keep Your Heating Bills Down

If you live in the Boston, Eastern MA areas, Jim Lavallee Plumbing & Heating can help you take steps to keep your heating bills down. We specialize in the installation, repair, and maintenance of all types of heating systems—including furnaces and heat pumps—and can also provide you with a state-of-the-art programmable thermostat to meet your needs.

For more information on other ways to save on heating costs, or to get started with regular maintenance and high efficiency heating, contact us online or call 888-884-4122 today.

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