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Top 3 Energy-Saving Furnace Services in Big Bear

Bear Valley Plumbing & Heating


If you’re like many people, you’re constantly looking for ways to save money. Even a small monthly savings can add up over the course of a year. One way to cut costs is by reducing the amount of energy you consume on a monthly basis. For Big Bear residents, this is especially true during the cold winter months, since heating costs can take up a large chunk of a family’s income.

But there are a few Big Bear Furnace Services you can make in your home that can drop your utility bills significantly. The money you save can then be put toward other expenses. Here are three of our top energy-saving services you can invest in to enjoy lower utility bills this winter.

Furnace Tune-Ups

One of the most important decisions you can make as a homeowner is to schedule a Furnace Tune-up on a regular basis. Not only can a visit from an experienced technician increase the life and efficiency of your unit, but it may also help keep your family safe. Leaks in your system can cause dangerous gases to leak into your house, putting its residents at risk. For a small yearly fee, someone can come to your home and do a full inspection, making small tweaks and updates that will keep your home warm and comfortable while also minimizing your utility bills. When scheduling a tune-up, ask what will be included in the service. You’ll likely find the tune-up your technician does is well worth it when it avoids an unexpected outage on the coldest day of the year.

High-Efficiency Furnace Upgrade

Depending on the age of your existing furnace, it might be worthwhile to invest in a newer model. You can enjoy efficiency improvements of as much as 40 percent by purchasing a new high-efficiency furnace. Make sure you choose a unit that has an Energy Star® rating and that is properly sized for your home. A professional furnace installation provider can help you choose the perfect system to meet your needs. In addition to saving on your utility bills and reducing your carbon footprint, you’ll also enjoy a more reliable, productive system that keeps your home warm on even the coldest days of each year. One final perk you’ll enjoy if you’ve had your current system for a while is that newer units are often much quieter, letting you sleep through the night without excessive noise as your furnace kicks on and off.

Programmable Thermostat

If you tend to keep your home at the same temperature 24 hours a day, you’re likely wasting money. Chances are, you don’t need your home excessively warm in the middle of the night or when your house sits empty during the day. A programmable thermostat allows you to set a schedule for your thermostat to automatically adjust over the course of the week. If everyone is away from eight a.m. to six p.m. Monday through Friday, for instance, you can have your system adjust to a cooler temperature at eight a.m. and warm your home back up starting at five p.m., just in time for everyone to begin arriving home. Some of today’s programmable thermostats even feature smartphone connectivity, which means you can adjust your home’s temperature when you’re on vacation on the other side of the country.

Don’t pay more than you have to over the cold winter months. Make a few small changes that can keep your expenses low. You’ll also enjoy a warmer, more comfortable home, and a more dependable system.

If you’re interested in cutting your utility bills, contact us to find out how you can save money on your furnace. We can schedule a tune-up and make a custom recommendation for your home.

If you are looking for a Big Bear plumbing, heating & air conditioning contractor, please call (909) 584-4376 or complete our online request form.