With Australian winter just around the corner, homeowners are already preparing to combat the winter chill. Obviously, an ideal furnace will keep you warm and comfy during wintertime in Sydney. One of the most crucial factors is to calculate your house adequate heating needs because you wouldn’t want to freeze due the lack of heat. Measuring your heating needs is also essential because it makes huge difference in paying energy bills.
In a typical Australian home, heating and cooling account about 40% of the entire household energy use. So, as the chill winter approaches homeowners start feeling the pinch from sucking their wallet dry. Undoubtedly, staying warm all day in the freezing weather must come at a cost. However, homeowners can look for the effective and efficient ways to reduce energy bills, while also maintaining comfy living condition at the same time.
Here are some important steps to help save on your winter heating bills and reduce heating related risk:
Insulate your home fully
One of the most cost-effective ways to reduce winter heating bills is to insulate your entire home. It helps control moisture, minimize heat transfer, while making your home more livable. Seal up the doors and windows leaks. Attic and basement entrances should be fully insulated by installing insulated lid on the scuttle opening. While making your home winter-proof, it is also crucial to seal all the penetrations concerning cable TV, plumbing, ductworks, etc. This may help save big, about 20 to 30 percent off your monthly energy bills.
Use your thermostat smartly
Wear warm sweaters and set your thermostat at 20 degree Celsius or lower if tolerable during the day when you are at home. And you can adjust the thermostat ten to fifteen degree even cooler at night by adding warm blanket to your bed or when you are leaving your home for extended time. This will help save over 10 percent off your heating bills.
Reduce hot water setting
The factory –set water heater temperature is often 60 degree Celsius. You can reduce this setting back to 48 degree to 50 degree Celsius because most of us can comfortably live in this setting. By doing so, you can save 5 to 10 percent off the heating bills. You can also save more by reducing the use of hot-water with the use of with low-flow showerheads and faucet aerators.
Tune-up your furnace filters timely
Dirty filter is one of the common reasons of why your heating unit breaks down. As air can’t pass properly due to dirt accumulation, your AC’s motor starts working harder, resulting the system overheat, while also consuming more energy. So, by cleaning or changing air filter timely as recommended, air-flows will be easier and smother, helping your AC work without putting strains on it. This can save up to 5 percent of your heating cost.
If you reside in Sydney area and want your heating unit inspected before the winter’s chill actually freeze you or want your furnace maintained to help prolong its lifespan, contact us and let our qualified heater repair and maintenance services access your system and offer you quality services.