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3 Tips for Maintaining Low Energy Usage during the Winter

Can you achieve energy efficiency and stay warm at the same time?

Homeowners Discussing Thermostat with Technician

Is energy efficiency on your mind? It seems that it's hard to save energy during the winter months when it's cool outside, and you want it to be warm inside. But there are some simple things you can do to lower your energy usage without sacrificing comfort. Here are three tips you can use now:

1. Adjust the Temperature

You can make a big impact on your heating bills by adjusting your thermostat down a degree or two during the day and even more at night and when you’re not at home. One way to get the most energy savings from your temperature settings is with a programmable thermostat or a smart thermostat. It can help you program your temperature needs to fit with your lifestyle and comfort level and help you use less energy in the process.

2. Keep Your Filter Clean

Your air filter is the gateway to your heating system. It prevents dirt, dust, and debris from entering the equipment and also helps keep your indoor air clean. If your air filter is dirty or clogged, it makes your HVAC system work harder to do the same job because it has a tougher time pulling air through the filter. A clean filter allows your system to do less work which, in turn, uses less energy.

3. Maintain Your System

Regular maintenance on your HVAC will help it run more smoothly, with less friction and fewer issues. When your unit is in tip-top shape, it will be more energy efficient, saving you money on your energy bills every month.

Saving money on your utility bills in the winter can seem like a losing proposition, but there are some simple ways to conserve energy and stay warm at the same time. For more information on how you can increase your energy efficiency during the winter, contact the team at H.H. Hovey.

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