What to do when energy efficiency is on your winter to-do list.
Energy efficiency and winter heating can sound like a pipe dream, but you can have both. There are some simple steps you can take to keep your whole house comfortable without decreasing energy efficiency. Read on for three of them.
#1: Invest in That Thermostat
Admit it, you've walked past the programmable thermostats at Home Depot and had a little temperature control envy. One of those beauties could be yours! And investing in a smart thermostat is a smart thing to do when you want to save money on energy. You can program it to heat only when you need it and make adjustments remotely through a Wifi connection. You can adapt your heating to fit your schedule and even unexpected weather changes, all quickly and easily.
#2: Get a Grip on Your Humidity Levels
One way to make your house more comfortable, and save money at the same time, is by adding a humidifier to your heating system. Winter air is significantly drier than summer air, and you can feel it in your house. Humid air feels warmer than dry air, and it holds on to warmth more easily, so your home stays comfortable with less work from your heating system.
#3: Maintain Your System
Keeping your heating system healthy will keep it running at its most efficient. It's like a car. Tune it up, and it will run better, longer. Same goes for your heating and air conditioning. It's important to have it serviced in the fall. Doing so will help it run better with less effort, so you save money on your utility bills.
You can have a warm and cozy home this winter without sacrificing your energy bills. For all the information you need on improving the energy efficiency of your heating and air conditioning system, contact our expert team at H.H. Hovey Heating and Cooling.