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Heating Tips

Everyone wants to stay warm and comfortable in their own home, which is why Star Cities Plumbing & Heating is here to help residents throughout Manhattan and Brooklyn. New York City winters can be harsh, which could send your Manhattan heating bill through the roof. The following are some heating tips which will help you lower costs this season:

  • The Thermostat. In most cases, you won’t notice a difference if you turn the temperature of the thermostat down slightly. Even a 2 or 3 degree change can mean a 5-10% change in your New York City heating bill. Your body will quickly adapt because it’s not that big of a change.
  • Be Resourceful. There are probably things you do on a daily basis that generate heat in the home. Keeping the door closed during your shower will keep the warm steam inside the bathroom. Using the stove and the oven will generate heat in the kitchen,  but please remember that you should never use your stove or oven to heat your apartment. Make sure windows and doors are properly insulated.
  • Maintenance. Keep up on regular heater maintenance. Have a professional from Star Cities Plumbing & Heating come at least once a year to check out your unit. On your own, change the filters about every month, depending on how dirty they get in that time frame.

Following some simple and easy heating tips could save you a considerable amount of money. By lowering the thermostat, being resourceful, and keeping up on maintenance, you may be surprised at the money you have left over at the end of the year.

Contact Star Cities Plumbing & Heating today at 800-547-1422 to learn more heating tips or to speak to a professional about your heating situation.

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