As energy costs rise, it’s becoming increasingly expensive to keep your home comfortable year-round. And here in Omaha, where chilly weather can push the temperature down into the single digits—or worse—you may feel like you’ve only got two options: Spend or shiver!

The weather may be crisp and cold this month, but with these 5 energy-saving tips, your family doesn’t have to be!

  1. Fresh filters improve your furnace’s performance

You’ve heard us share this tip a hundred times— always, always keep clean filters in your home’s comfort systems! There are dozens of reasons why a clean filter improves the performance of your system—and reducing your energy bills and lowering your home maintenance costs are just two of them.

  1. Bundle up!

As much as you love your athleisure loungewear, when the winter cold hits, it’s time to opt for cozy flannel pjs, soft slippers, and festive sweaters. Dressing warmer and lowering your thermostat just a few degrees can help you save a lot on your heating bills!

  1. Let the light in

Open your curtains and blinds during the day to let the warm summer sun naturally heat your home. Once the sun sets, close your window covers to help trap in that valuable heat.

  1. Flip your fan blades

Did you know ceiling fans perform two functions—helping cool and warm your home? Most fans have a switch that allows you to change the direction the blades spin. In winter, set your fan to spin clockwise, and turn it on at a slow speed. Because warm air rises, turning on the fan redistributes that heat throughout the room—saving you as much as 15% on your heating bills!

  1. Schedule your annual furnace inspection and tune-up!

The best way to save on your heating bills this season? Call Burton to schedule an annual furnace inspection! When you book this furnace service, one of our licensed, highly-trained techs will conduct a multi-point inspection and tune-up that includes:

  • Checking for gas or CO leaks
  • Inspecting your ductwork for air leaks
  • Cleaning your unit
  • Replacing your filters
  • Optimizing your systems performance

Not only does this service improve the efficiency of your system (reducing your heating bills!), it ensures your unit is operating safely.

Save $$$ and extend the life of your heating system with Burton!

At Burton, we want to keep you and your family cozy and comfortable all winter long. That’s why this season we’re offering a full, multi-point furnace inspection and cleaning for just $55 when you donate 5 cans of food to Food Bank for the Heartland. Call (402) 343-0011 to learn more and schedule your preventative maintenance today!