It’s a no-brainer that households across the country are going to experience high heating costs throughout the winter season. However, if you take special care of your HVAC unit, you can help keep some of these costs under control. Below are a few tips to help you make that happen.

Get Your Equipment Serviced

Your heating equipment should be serviced by a qualified HVAC technician twice a year to make sure that it’s running smoothly and that no repairs are needed. If you don’t currently have your HVAC system serviced regularly, it’s time to contact your heating and air professional. Ask about maitenance agreements that can save you money and offer many benefits to the home or business owner.

Purchase a New Heating System

If you take good care of your heating equipment, it will last for 10 years or more, but the time will come when it must be replaced. The advantage here is that newer heating systems are more energy-efficient and will save you money in the long run.

Switch to a Smart Thermostat

Soaring heating costs are often the result of your heating equipment running longer than it should or even being left on at too high a temperature when you’re away from home. A technician can teach you the best ways to use a smart thermostat that will help meet your heating needs while keeping costs down.

Confirm Proper Insulation

If any rooms don’t have the proper level of insulation, heat will leak out during the winter, causing your system to stay on longer than necessary. A professional can help ensure that your insulation is where it needs to be — and they will add any that is needed.

If you’re concerned about high heating costs and would like to learn more, please contact the experts at Jackson & Sons. We’ve been serving the HVAC needs of Eastern North Carolina and the surrounding areas since 1974.