It’s that time of year where the leaves are changing colors, the rainy weather is back and it’s time to turn your furnace back on. Just because you turn on your heating and cooling unit in the Fall doesn’t mean you have to pay outrageous utility bills. Did you know that you can save money this Fall on your heating and cooling? Follow these simple steps to lower your utility bills:
Improve Efficiency of Your HVAC System
Make sure that your heating and cooling unit has been evaluated by a professional service technician at least once a year. We recommend scheduling your annual maintenance in August or September before the Fall maintenance rush. An annual maintenance can help:
- Improve the efficiency of your system
- Reduce your energy costs
- Reduce cost repairs
- Increase the life of your system
- Keep your warranties valid
- Decrease the change of breakdowns
At Miller’s our technicians can also bring a replacement filter to your home if needed. Replacing filters on a regular basis will keep your system running efficiently as well. If you are apart of our World Class Club, you will receive notifications via postcards and/or phone calls from our office when your annual maintenance is due. Our goal is to make this process as convenient for you as possible.
Use your window coverings such as blinds and drapes to your advantage by keeping them pulled down. This will help keep the heat produced from your heating and cooling unit from escaping out of the home. The less your system has to run to keep your home warm the less you will end up paying in utility bills throughout the fall and winter.
Program Your Thermostat
Investing in a programmable thermostat can save you money. You can schedule the temperature in your home for when you are away and when you sleep. We recommend keeping your home 5-8 degrees cooler when you are sleeping or way. This will help you lower your utility bills and save money. We offer many programmable thermostat options including Lennox’s advanced iComfortS30.
Air which your system has either heated or cooled can escape through your duct work if there are holes or breaks. In fact, homes can lose up to 20-40% of it’s heated and/or cooled air through unsealed duct work. If you are noticing inefficiency with your heating and cooling unit or uncomfortably hot or cold rooms, it may be a good idea to have a professional evaluate your duct work. Duct work can be sealed which will ensure that heated air will not escape.
With over 70 years experience, Miller’s Heating & Air is your local heating and cooling experts. Call Miller’s Heating & Air for heating and cooling service in Vancouver. We offer repair, maintenance, duct cleaning, duct sealing, indoor air quality services and install. Our World Class Club membership program will help you to maintain your equipment at an affordable cost plus give you priority service and additional discounts. Call us today at 360-524-2880 or 503-972-2434. We would be happy to help you with any of your heating and cooling needs.