For Brooklyn and Manhattan residents, winter utility bills can put a damper on the season. If you want to save money on your NYC heating without losing comfort, is there anything you can do? In short, the answer is yes.
Staying warm while saving energy means making simple changes and a few choice investments in your NYC home. Here are some Brooklyn home heating tips that can save you money and keep you comfortable all winter long.
- Check your water heater: If your water heater is more than 10 years old, chances are it has lost a lot of its efficiency and power. You may notice it takes longer for your water to get hot or it makes unusually loud noises when it cycles on and off. A bad water heater can cost you hundreds of dollars in lost energy and keep you from being truly comfortable.
- Check your boiler: A bad boiler can not only damage your utility bills, it can damage your home as well. When these go bad, they can explode so make sure yours is inspected professionally to save you repair bills and operating costs.
- Check your thermostat: Your thermostat may be the cause of increased utility bills and you may not even know it. An older unit is less controllable and if it can’t detect your indoor air temperature properly, it will hike up your utility bills. Consider having a programmable thermostat installed that can be controlled remotely and wirelessly for set hours of the day. This will help keep your home heating mostly idle when you don’t need it.
To stay warm this winter, you don’t have to spend more money on higher bills. Simply lowering your thermostat just a few degrees when you leave for the day can add up to big savings and by investing in smart home heating solutions, you can stay efficient winter after winter.
At Petri Plumbing, we’ve been working with Brooklyn and Manhattan home heating systems for decades and often help your customers save money with lower energy bills. To find out more about energy efficient home heating, give us a call at 718-748-1254.