Summer is officially over which means Old Man Winter is will be starting his approach to the East Coast. For New Jersey residents, cold weather can translate into an expensive heating bill. However, it’s possible to stay warm without breaking the piggy bank. The Entech Group Inc., a leader in providing energy, engineering and environmental services in NJ, has tips to help residents lower the cost of heating New Jersey homes.
While it’s true that sometimes you have to spend money to save money, when it comes to heating New Jersey homes, you can spend very little and still save money. For instance, maintaining your furnace with a new filter can help keep it running efficiently. A filter only costs between $3-$10 for most models and makes a difference in your heating bill that adds up over time. Another small investment to make that can save money on heating costs is insulation. Most of us know the ‘cold’ areas of our home. It may be a certain window or a specific room in the house that is drafty. Adding some extra insulation in those areas can help keep cold air out and warm air in. Insulation can be purchased for as little as $7-$16 in rolls of 22ft or more. Another investment that costs a little more but is incredibly useful is a smart thermostat. A smart thermostat can be controlled remotely while you are not home or from another room in your house (such as the bedroom). If you forget to turn the heat down when you leave your house, you can do so remotely so the heat does not run while you are gone.
It is estimated that residents can save around 20% of their heating bill just by making simple changes like the ones outlined above.
Those ready for bigger savings can turn to the Entech Group, Inc. for help making the switch to energy efficient, natural gas heating. The company provides complete removal of aboveground and underground storage tanks as well as installation of natural gas heating systems. In areas where natural gas is not available, The Entech Group Inc can replace out of date oil heating equipment with newer, more efficient units. For information on their heating and cooling services in NJ, please visit http://www.entechgroupinc.com/heating-ventilation-air-conditioning-services/