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    What Are Some Ways to Reduce My Heating Bill in the Winter?

    Monday, January 11, 2016  |  Smoak's Comfort Control

    HVAC service technician inspecting furnace

    Heating and air conditioning make up the biggest portion of your utility bills every year. You can cut them significantly with just a few simple changes. Allow us to help lower your HVAC costs, and help you reserve more of your budget to creating a life you enjoy. You’ll be amazed how easy it is to lower your expenses.

    Change Your Furnace Filter Regularly

    Did you know that swapping out a filter that has caked on dirt with a new one, can reduce your energy bills by up to 60 percent?! Airflow counts, and so does using a filter capable of keeping your system free of dirt and grime. In order to provide your home with both benefits, make sure you’re using a quality filter with a MERV rating of at least 8, and change it every 4 to 6 weeks.

    Schedule Seasonal Heating and Cooling Maintenance

    Maintenance visits check for potential damage, but they also lead to adjustments that lower resistance. This leads to lower energy use and a smaller utility bill every month. Seasonal maintenance is already affordable enough to make the investment more than worth it, but you can save even more by joining our Comfort Control Plan.

    Install a Programmable Thermostat (and Learn How to Use It!)

    A Canadian study found a surprising 90 percent of residents ignored their thermostats’ programmable features. If you have an outdated temperature control unit, get it replaced. Then be sure to take a few minutes to learn how it really works. You’ll save 15 percent or more of your bill if you lower your home’s temperature at key points during the day when no one’s home.

    Charleston residents who want to lower their heating and air conditioning bills can contact the experts at Smoak’s Comfort Control to get even more tips on saving every month.

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