We’re pretty sure that Roanoke homeowners have better things to do with their money during the holidays than waste it on unnecessary heating costs.
Cold weather doesn’t have to mean backbreaking heating bills. The experts at Southern Trust Home Service have some advice on cost-effective heating system upgrades for your Roanoke home that will start paying off immediately.
During the course of a year about half of your utility bills go toward heating and cooling. Tweaking your thermostat settings by 10 degrees or so when nobody is home can mean a noticeable reduction in costs. Having Southern Trust install a smart thermostat in your home is the intelligent choice, allowing automatic heat adjustments that optimize savings.
A smart thermostat can lower the heat during the day when the family is at work and school, turning the heat up prior to everyone coming home. It can also lower the temperature at night when everyone is in bed, raising the temperature when it’s time to wake up.
There are some additional common-sense ways to help homeowners save even more money on heating:
- Make sure your home is ready. Warming the air inside won’t do any good if it’s leaking out. Seal drafty windows and leaky door frames with plastic sheeting, caulk or spray foam. Make sure that attics and basement ceilings are insulated properly, too.
- Take advantage of sunlight. Utilize the natural heating of the sun by opening curtains and blinds during the day. Allowing sunlight to enter the home can add some extra warmth, but be sure to close curtains and shades at night to help keep the heat inside.
Tankless Water Heaters
Another good investment for long-term energy savings is to replace your old, out-of-date storage-type water heater with a tankless version. On-demand tankless water heaters not only provide almost unlimited hot water, they’re far more energy efficient than traditional units. Why waste money on heating water you’re not using?
Ready to save money on winter heating? We offer same-day water heater replacements, and our experts will be happy to install a new energy-efficient thermostat in your home. Contact Southern Trust today or call (540) 343-4348 for more information.