Heating Budget TipsWinter in Dane County, Wisconsin, isn’t for the faint of heart. Temperatures can easily dip into the teens during the winter months, which often makes it difficult for your home’s heat (and your budget) to keep up. Our team here at Abner Boiler & Heating Company wants to offer a few tips on how to heat your home without going broke this winter.

1. Look for leaks.

Before you do anything else, check your doors, windows, and attic for any obvious leaks where air can get in and out. We recommend that you repair these areas or use some simple winterization techniques.

2. Double check your home’s insulation.

Are your home’s attic and exterior walls properly insulated? You may want to have a home improvement professional take a look to see whether you have the right amount of insulation. If not, heat can easily escape your home and end up costing you.

3. Get your heating system serviced.

A well-maintained heating system runs better and more efficiently. Therefore, go ahead and schedule a technician to come to your home and tune up your boiler, furnace, or heat pump so that it runs its best this winter.

4. Use a programmable thermostat.

A programmable thermostat can self adjust based on your home’s temperature, time of day, and myriad different factors. By utilizing these features, you can save yourself money by making adjustments when you know, for example, when you won’t be home or will be sleeping.

5. Upgrade your home’s heating system.

Is your heating system outdated? You may have to spend a little to save a little. A newer HVAC may cost more up front, but with some help from our staff in picking it out, you can save money in the long run. To find more ways to save money on your heating this winter or to schedule a service appointment, contact Abner Boiler & Heating Company of Madison, WI, today at (608) 274-3077.   photo credit: public domain via pixabay sources: “Climate – Madison Wisconsin.” Web page. U.S. Climate Data. Web. 12 September. 2017.