Curling up in a nice, warm home while the snow falls outside is one of the best feelings in winter. Unfortunately, it’s not so nice when the utility bill arrives. The good news: The pros at Martens Plumbing & Heating have a few handy tips that can help you reduce energy costs without sacrificing your comfort. Discover your path to a lower electric bill below—and know you can call our experts for more help at 262-363-7146.
Open Your Blinds During the Day
The sun is a great (and free) way to add some warmth to your home. Opening your blinds and curtains during the day lets that heat inside, helping you stay warm without needing to touch your thermostat. Then, when the sun sets, close the drapery back up to keep that warmth indoors.
Set Your Ceiling Fan Direction to Clockwise
Ceiling fans are great for keeping indoor air moving, but they can also affect your home temperature. Setting the blades to run clockwise will pull cooler air upward and send warmer air back down to you. Make sure the fan spins at a low speed for best results.
Replace Your Air Filter
Your air filter is key to helping keep your indoor air safe and clean. But as it catches and traps airborne contaminants, the filter can get dirty and block warm air from reaching you. For optimal comfort, we recommend replacing standard filters once every one to three months (or, for high-efficiency filters, every six to 12 months).
Seal up Your Doors and Windows
Particularly for older homes in the Mukwonago area, it’s common for warm air to leak through cracks in your doors and windows. Sealing and weather-proofing these areas can help your house retain heat for longer, helping you spend less on energy to keep your family warm.
Schedule Routine Furnace Maintenance
Having your furnace regularly tuned up is a simple way to make sure it’s running as efficiently as possible. Martens’ expert team cleans every working part, fixes minor issues before they break down your system, and ensures proper operation. This one simple step can go a long way in helping you lower utility bills in the winter.
Want More Electric Bill Tips? Contact Us Today
Martens Plumbing works with Bryant® heating systems of all sizes, which means we can help you turn your home into the most energy-efficient one on the block. Contact us today for expert advice—call 262-363-7146 or email us.