Norwich, Vermont- November 13, 2019- Top home comforts company, Jerm’s Plumbing & Heating is excited to announce great tips to help homeowners save money on their energy costs this winter. Heating a home is one of the most substantial expenses during winter. To assist their customers with preparing for winter, while saving a few bucks, Jerm’s Plumbing & Heating has compiled a few tips and tricks to ensure the heating system works as efficiently as possible.
For most individuals, when the winter months arrive, they would instead be focusing on what presents to buy their friends and family for the holiday season. They most certainly aren’t wanting to fork out hundreds of extra dollars for heating expenses. One way to reduce increases in energy bills is to have the furnace or heating element inspected. Inoperable parts can play a massive role in unit efficiency. A defective part, such as a thermostat, can end up costing a property owner hundreds.
Another useful tip Jerm’s Plumbing & Heating advises residents to consider is setting and leaving the thermostat at 68 degrees throughout winter. This will keep the property at a reasonable temperature but will be set for optimal efficiency. Owner of Jerm’s Plumbing, Jeremy Clark has said, “ Raising the thermostat just a few degrees higher than 68, can ultimately increase the bill to 20% more.”
Making use of a home’s natural lighting can also be beneficial at lowering heating costs. If windows are already energy-efficient, it might be a great time to consider letting light in to help heat the house. The natural sunlight can add a few degrees of warmth to any room. The homes HVAC system won’t have to work as hard if rooms are being naturally heated as well.
Energy savings can also include the home’s plumbing features, as well. Jerm’s Plumbing & Heating concludes by advising homeowners to set their water heaters to 120 degrees for optimal efficiency and cost-saving perks throughout the winter months. For the best results and lowering an energy bill well into March, by using cold water instead of warm in the washer. The less energy you have to use will be reflected in your electric and gas bill. Summer energy-savings can include all of these tips, but instead of 68 degrees for the thermostat, set to 78.
ABOUT JERM’S PLUMBING & HEATING
As the favorite plumbing and HVAC contractor in the Upper Valley, VT area, Jerm’s Plumbing & Heating delivers high-level service to their customers. They offer a wide range of heating, cooling, and plumbing services that keep residential customers comfortable all year long. Their technicians are skilled, knowledgable, and have many years of experience in the industry. There is no job they can’t tackle, and when customers need a repair or new installation, Jerm’s Plumbing & Heating is the top choice.