1. Adjust the Temperature
Did you know that by adjusting the temperature on your heating system’s thermostat by 7 to 10 degrees (either above or below your normal depending on the time of year) for only 8 hours a day will save you up to 10% on your energy bills throughout the year? During the winter, the U.S. Department of Energy recommends setting your thermostat at 68 degrees and to set it lower while you are asleep or away from home. Using a programmable thermostat makes setting an energy efficient temperature schedule easy.
2. Wear More Layers
Get in the holiday and winter spirit by wearing your favorite sweaters, leggings and socks. If stay warmer by layering with more clothes, you won’t have to turn up your thermostat as high.
3. Use Your Window Blinds and Curtains to Your Advantage
During the day, keep your window blinds and curtains open so that the sunlight will help naturally to warm your home. However at night, you should cover your windows in order to keep the heat from escaping and preventing cold air from creeping in.
A dirty filter can prevent your heating system from working efficiently, which in turn costs you more money. Make sure to change your furnace filter every 1-6 months depending on filter type or when dirt buildup is present.
5. Clear Your Vents
Remove any furniture or items blocking your vents so that your HVAC system can move heat freely throughout your home without difficulty.
Did you know that the average home loses 20-40% of it’s heat through leaky ductwork? Get your duct work sealed so you aren’t paying for heat you aren’t using.
7. Get a Maintenance
A well maintained system will run efficiently and save you money in the long run. In addition, regular maintenances can prevent over 90% of mechanical breakdowns, which are caused by dirt. We recommend getting an annual maintenance once a year.