Heating your home can be expensive during the coldest months of the year, but the good news is that there are multiple ways to lower those costs. Along with routine heating system maintenance, you can start shrinking your energy bills with the help of these tips.
Resealing Doors and Windows
Air leaks around your windows and doors can allow cold air to seep into your home and make certain areas much draftier than others. Before winter, take some time to inspect your doors and windows for any missing or damaged caulk or weather sealing, and replace it where necessary. You can purchase draft stoppers for drafty doors to help cover up the gap underneath the door. Every step counts to help insulate your home.
Improve Your Window Coverings
Homes lose a lot of heat through standard, double-pane windows. You can help keep heat inside your home just by closing your blinds or drapes at night. For extra energy savings, upgrade to energy-efficient window treatments that act like insulation, such as thermal curtains, Roman shades, or cellular shades.
You don’t need the fanciest digital thermostat on the market to save money on heating costs. The problem with older thermostats with dials is that they aren’t programmable, which makes them less energy-efficient than their digital counterparts. With a smart thermostat or even just a basic programmable thermostat, you can reduce your energy usage and have more control over your home’s temperature.
Cleaning Your Air Filters
We have seen many homeowners overlook their HVAC systems’ air filters! A dirty air filter can make your heating system far less efficient and cause your home to heat unevenly. Replacing your filters also improves your indoor air quality. We recommend replacing or cleaning your air filters at least every two months so that you can avoid any issues with your heating system.
At Stuart Services, we know how important it is to save money, so when you call us at (888) 650-5655, we will always do our best to find an HVAC solution that meets your needs and your budget.