Winter Energy-Saving Tips for Your MA or RI Home
Colder weather is finally here in Newport and Bristol Counties! With the holidays in the rearview mirror, saving money on home heating energy costs is at the top of our to-do list this year. Luckily for Massachusetts and Rhode Island residents, our team at Aquidneck Services has compiled our top tips for lowering heating costs and saving energy all season long. Keep reading to learn our industry-approved tips to get your home ready for the cold months ahead so that you can spend time enjoying everything winter has to offer, not worrying about energy bills!
Top Ways to Reduce Your Winter Heating Costs
Saving energy and keeping the warm air inside your home this season can be as easy as taking a few extra steps over the coming weeks or throughout the day to make your home more comfortable this winter heating season. Check out our easy, affordable, and cost-saving winter energy tips:
Windows and doors are often the culprits of air leaks. Don’t let your valuable heating fuel go to waste! Inspect these common areas for drafts. Add caulk or weather stripping to seal any leaks and prevent precious heat from escaping outdoors.
Schedule a Tune-Up
Did you know that one yearly visit from your local heating specialist can lower annual energy costs by 10%? An annual tune-up will help your heating system operate at peak efficiency. A bonus: routine maintenance can reduce the likelihood of costly mid-season breakdowns.
Enroll in a Heating Service Plan
Protecting your home comfort systems with a service plan from Aquidneck Services is a smart investment! Our service plans include your annual system inspection, burner service, $1,000 TankSure® discount, 10-15% savings on all labor and parts, and 24/7 emergency service. We have service plans available for your heating, gas, A/C, and water heater, so it’s easy to find the plan that’s right for you.
Let the Light In
Open south-facing curtains during the daytime to let the natural sunlight warm your living space. This way, your heating equipment won’t have to work as hard. After the sun sets, close the curtains to keep the heat in and the evening air out.
Install a Programmable Thermostat
Adding a programmable thermostat is another hands-free way to save energy. Simply program your thermostat to automatically lower the temperature when you are out of the house or asleep. This will conserve heating fuel and give your heating equipment a break.
Consider an Upgrade
Like any machinery, the capabilities of your heating system will decline over time. If your current equipment is 15 years or older, you can significantly lower your heating bills by upgrading to a high-efficiency model. High-efficiency heating systems operate more effectively and can save you money on repairs and service calls. Luckily, Aquidneck Services employs only the best HVAC technicians who can install, service, and maintain your new high-efficiency heating system!
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Don’t Get Left Out in the Cold! Contact Aquidneck for Expert Heating Services
Knock these steps off your winter to-do list before you want to watch the big game or go on a weekend ski trip! Aquidneck Services can help you with heating installations, service, and home comfort plans in MA & RI. We’ve been the area’s trusted choice for comprehensive home comfort services since our founding in 2017. Contact us to learn more about saving energy, or schedule a service.