Better heating efficiency with a bit of effort

I’m sort of amazed at how warm and toasty this house is this winter.

And it’s not because the climate suddenly changed.

In fact, I’d say that there have been deeper cold snaps this year than last. Yet here we are quite snuggly warm inside our home. And that’s a change for us as this has never been the case. Not only is it warmer but we have reduced the heating costs by upwards of 20 percent. That’s a remarkable savings when it comes to the expense of heating one’s home. And believe me, in this region heating a home is not anything inexpensive. All of this was due to me actually committing to winter preparation. I’ve lived here long enough to know that a homeowner needs to prepare their home for winter. I have always gotten heating maintenance done on the gas furnace. That’s where my winter preparations came to a screeching halt. Beyond the heating maintenance from the HVAC professionals, I really did nothing else prior to this fall. But something came over me this year that was a mixture of pride and wanting to save money. That combination of feelings got me busy and led me to the HVAC company website. The website had a full checklist of what needed to be done in order to properly winterize the house. Sure enough, this worked even better than I ever could have imagined. I could hardly believe my eyes when I saw the first full utility bill of winter last month. It’s stunning how much difference committing to winter prep on the house has made.

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