Energy efficiency and holiday celebrations don’t necessarily go together. Is there a way to watch your energy use and keep your house warm and cozy? We think so. Take a look at three tips to help keep your holiday guests comfortable without breaking the bank.
1. Change Your Air Filter
One of the easiest and cheapest ways to boost your HVAC’s energy efficiency is by changing the air filter. If your filter is dirty and clogged, your heating system is going to have to work harder to keep your house warm. A clean air filter means a warmer house and lower energy use.
2. It’s Not Too Late for Fall Maintenance
If you didn’t have your HVAC system serviced in the fall, it’s not too late. Regular maintenance can keep your furnace running longer, stronger, and more efficiently. An HVAC technician will clean, inspect, calibrate, and maintain the equipment to make sure it’s running right. You’ll save money by preventing costly future repairs, and your heating system will run more effectively and more efficiently when it’s cleaned and lubricated.
3. Upgrade Your Thermostat
If you’re not using a programmable thermostat, now’s the time. Not only will you be able to set it to keep your house at the right temperature when your guests are visiting, but you’ll save money. You can program the heat to go down when you’re out looking at the holiday lights and bump back up before you get home, so you come home to a comfortable house.
Don’t leave your guests out in the cold this holiday season. These simple moves can keep your house nice and warm, and your energy bills down. Reach out to the team at H.H. Hovey Heating and Cooling, Inc., today for help staying warm for the holidays while also watching your energy efficiency.