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What can I do during winter months to lower my energy bills?

Heating

Whether you enjoy winter or favor the warmer months in Chatsworth, a lot of us make adjustments to be sure our home’s temperature keeps us comfortable. This can have a large impact on your utility costs, but there are steps you can take to help lower those costs.

  • Look at the weather stripping – As the years go on, the seals around your windows and doors can crack or become weathered. Walk around your home to find any drafts that should be addressed.
  • Take advantage of your blinds – If your windows have blinds, they can be valuable in keeping your space warm. Keep them open while the sun is still shining throughout the day, and make sure to close them at night, so the warmer air doesn’t escape.
  • Change your filter – Check your filter continually to see if it should be changed. We advocate at least once every three months, but time between replacement can vary among households.
  • Buy a programmable thermostat – Programmable thermostats may seem like just a simple way to make sure your home remains warm, but programmable thermostats can also help you reduce energy costs! You can set temperatures to be cooler when you are away from the home or sleeping. It’s just one way to be more efficient and help with energy costs.
  • Add insulation to your attic – Take a look and see if you have a sufficient amount of insulation. Because heat rises, insulation in your attic is a great tool to lower the chances of heat escaping.
  • Schedule routine maintenance – Just like we visit the doctor to get checkups, your heating system needs a little attention, too. Hiring experts to clean and maintain your system will verify that your system is running effectively and efficiently. They can also detect small issues that could end up as more pricey repairs if ignored.
  • Assess your HVAC system – If you notice your energy bills are continually increasing—even with your efforts to improve efficiency—it might be time to look for a replacement heating system. The professionals at True Temp Heating & Air Inc can help you analyze the performance of your HVAC system and walk through the choices for newer, more efficient models.

Not only will these steps lower the amount of money you are putting toward your energy costs, but many of them can help your heating system run more efficiently. More efficient energy use also maintains the health of your equipment, which means your system will last longer.

If you are considering routine maintenance on your heating system or would like an expert to provide insight on reducing energy costs—we’ve got you covered. Give True Temp Heating & Air Inc in Chatsworth a call to get started. You can reach us at 706-695-7492 or arrange an appointment with us online.

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