Regardless of the type of heating system you have in your home, your winter heating bills are going to be higher than in the summer simply because the outside temperatures are going to decrease. Below are six ways that you can stay warm this winter for less money.
Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless, and tasteless gas. It is highly toxic to both animals and humans. Carbon monoxide could kill a person or animal within minutes of exposure. It is produced whenever any fuel such as gas, oil, kerosene, wood, or charcoal is burned. If appliances that burn fuel are maintained properly, the amount of CO produced is normally not hazardous. However, if appliances are not maintained or used properly, dangerous levels of CO can result.
Hundreds of people die accidentally every year from CO poisoning caused by malfunctioning or improperly used appliances. In fact, carbon monoxide is the number one cause of poisoning deaths in the United States. It is extremely important to properly maintain all fuel burning appliances throughout the year. Also, be sure you own a carbon monoxide detector. You should change the batteries in your detector about every six months.
Mechanical Service Company can help you maintain and efficiently operate your gas appliances. We also can provide you with a CO detector to help keep you and your family safe.
Help Lower My Heating Bills, Please!
Here are some steps to reducing your overall energy usage, thus lowering costs, and making everyone happy.
Do you want to save money on your utility bills without freezing in the winter or roasting in the summer? Your HVAC system makes up about half of your energy expenditures, so this is definitely the place to look to save, but the answer may not be in changing the temperature setting. It may be investing in maintenance! At Mechanical Service Company, we want you to enjoy the many benefits of furnace maintenance.