There are many ways to cut down on energy costs and keep your home warm and cozy this winter. Installing an energy efficient furnace is one of the best ways to ensure you are keeping your family comfortable…while also saving money. It’s true that older systems simply don’t do the best job at keeping your home warm. Plus, older systems can incur higher utility bills. Below are some of the best ways to keep your home warm when the temperatures drop.

Sign up for an HVAC Maintenance Program.

Not only is the Viviano maintenance program reasonably priced, it offers many other advantages. A qualified technician will clean your unit, replace filters and inspect the unit, making sure there are no issues or failing parts. Being able to cut down on emergencies with our preventative maintenance program is a popular option, and you can learn more about its advantages here.

Wear layers when at home.

Setting your home’s thermostat just one or two degrees lower will help save money on your utility bills. You may not even notice the temperature change, but it’s easy to put on a robe or place an additional layer on your bed to save money.

Use a programmable thermostat.

Many of us own programmable thermostats, but are we using them properly? Using the “hold” feature constantly is not the best way to manage the heating and cooling in your home. Instead, set the thermostat with your work and sleep schedule, making it the most comfortable when you are actually at home. When not at home or covered in blankets at night, lower the temperature accordingly. Also, it’s best to keep any adjustments within 6-8 degrees to help with energy costs (and your system’s effectiveness).

Insulate your home.

Insulation is also important when keeping your home comfortable. If you have older windows, doors and poor weather stripping, your HVAC system will be working harder to keep the warm air “in”. Another tip is to make sure your attic and ceilings are properly insulated. Since heat rises, it’s one of the best ways to make sure you’re conserving the heat from your furnace or heat pumps.

We’ve listed just some of the ways homeowners can have an energy-efficient home that stays warm and cozy all winter long. If you are unsure whether you need to replace or repair your existing heating system, we would be happy to answer any questions that you may have. In business for over 30 years, Viviano is a name you can trust. Learn more at or give us a call at (618) 345-7498.