Tips to Cut Costs While Staying Warm this Winter

No need to shiver to keep heating costs down

reduce heating bill massachusettsHeating costs have gone up across the board in and around Bristol, Worcester, Middlesex and Norfolk counties, so it’s no wonder that many people are looking for ways to cut costs on their energy bills. But while cutting costs can be helpful, you definitely don’t want to be cutting corners when it comes to your heating – that’s a recipe for trouble. The good news is: it’s just not necessary. Read on to learn more about how you can save on your energy bills while staying warm all winter.

Cutting costs without cutting corners

Savings doesn’t have to come at the “expense” of your family’s wellbeing. There are plenty of effective ways to reduce your energy bills without sacrificing the very purpose of having warm, reliable heat you can count on. Some of the most effective tips include:

Keep the heat inside and the cold outside this winter

It sounds simple, but this easy and inexpensive tweak can make a big difference in terms of your energy efficiency. Warmth escapes through gaps and cracks, so it’s a good idea to check all of your seals and weather stripping along your home’s access points, and replace or caulk any seals that need replacing or cracks that need filled. You want to keep the heat you’re paying to generate indoors, and the cold air outside. Upgrading your windows or putting in a storm door are more of an investment, but can also have a big impact on your energy savings.

Install or take advantage of your programmable thermostat

Consider upgrading to a programmable or “smart” thermostat, which can automatically adjust itself, according to the preset schedule you assign. No more paying to heat your home to your preferred comfort level when you aren’t even there! The old-fashioned advice was to turn your heat down a few degrees – or as much as your family can stand – to save on your heating costs. These days, you can save even more, without having to be uncomfortable at all. With a programmable thermostat, you can turn down your heat without lifting a finger, whenever you’re away from home. You can also set it to return to your preferred temperature by the time you return home. No shivering, just saving!

Stay on top of regular maintenance

TF Complete will be available whenever you need us

Contact your friends at TF Complete Heating & Cooling today to schedule a tune-up for your heating or cooling equipment in Bristol, Middlesex, Norfolk or Worcester County. If you need an emergency repair, please call our office right away, and we will get to your home as soon as we can. Your safety and comfort are our priority.

For your peace of mind, you can also enjoy year-round TF Complete comfort with our service plans. For the cost of a simple maintenance call, you get priority service and significant discounts. Plus, we can find little problems before they become big ones, and restore your equipment to its best efficiency, so you can save on energy bills all year.

mail Contact us today to schedule a routine maintenance visit. If you need an emergency repair, please call our office right away at 508-507-6702, and we will get to your home as soon as we can.