Making energy efficiency part of your plan for 2018.
Is increasing your energy efficiency on your list of New Year’s resolutions? This might be one resolution you can actually keep. Here are three smart ways to keep your home warm this winter, without breaking the bank.
#1: Upgrade Your Thermostat
A smart thermostat is one of the best ways to save money on your heating bills this winter. It allows programming so you only run the heat at comfortable temperatures in your home when you need it, and allow it to run a little cooler when you don’t. It also enables Wi-Fi access so you can monitor your energy use and the indoor temperatures, as well as make adjustments from anywhere, anytime.
#2: Change Your Air Filter
Nothing compromised the performance of your HVAC system quite as readily as a dirty air filter. The filter helps prevent dirt and dust from getting pulled into the equipment as it pulls in air to heat it. If the filter gets clogged, the system will have to work harder to do the same job, causing it to use more energy, raising your energy bills.
#3: Don’t Neglect Service
Your heating and cooling system needs TLC, just like your car does. When you neglect to service it, the system won’t run at peak performance or peak efficiency. Regular maintenance will help keep it running smoothly and reduce the potential for breakdown and need for repair.
You don’t have to shell out money for a brand new heating system to save money this winter. There are simple ways you can use less energy and cut down on your energy bills. For more smart ways to increase your energy efficiency so you don’t break the bank heating your home, contact our team of experts at H.H. Hovey Heating and Cooling.