For most homeowners in Clinton, Mississippi, the winter season signifies the beginning of higher energy bills. Fortunately, you can save money this winter without compromising comfort by undertaking a few simple projects around the house. Not only will your heating system run more efficiently, but your heating bills won’t be as shocking. Here are three ways to lower your energy bills and save money this winter:
Check Your Thermostat
Save on your energy bills this winter by lowering the thermostat 10 degrees when nobody is home. If you haven’t already done so, think about upgrading to a smart or programmable thermostat to help you with keeping a energy-saving heating schedule for your home.
Replace HVAC Filters
Inspect your filters. Old and clogged filters can drastically tax your HVAC system, causing it to work harder. This means you may be paying top dollar for an inefficient system. You should replace your filters at least every three months for more cost-effective heating output. Regular maintenance checks can also alert you to an aspect of your heating system that needs repair before winter really arrives.
Insulate Your Home
You don’t want your energy bills escaping through the window this winter. Create a more comfortable, draft-free home by sealing as many air leaks as you can find, typically located in unfinished spaces, such as around cupboards, the chimney and the attic. Use caulking and weatherstripping around windows and doors. You can even install plastic coverings or heavy drapes on the windows that are causing the most trouble. If you’d like a proper assessment of air leakage spots within your home, your local HVAC service technician can perform an energy audit.
Let Modern Air help you with all your HVAC needs this winter by giving us a call at (601) 202-5968. Our service technicians will make sure you stay warm all winter long.
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