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

Heating

Whether you like winter or desire the warmer months in Orange, most of us make adjustments to make sure our home’s temperature keeps us cozy. This can have a huge impact on your energy bills, but there are steps you can take to help lower those costs.

  • Assess the weather stripping – After many years, the seals around your windows and doors can crack or become weathered. Walk around your home to pinpoint any drafts that need to be addressed.
  • Make use of your blinds – If your windows have blinds, they can be useful in keeping your house warm. Keep them open when the sun is shining during the day, and make sure to close them at night, so the warmer air doesn’t escape.
  • Change your filter – Check your filter routinely to see if it must be changed. We advocate at least once every three months, but every household is different, so that can vary.
  • Install a programmable thermostat – Programmable thermostats may seem like just a handy way to make sure your home keeps warm, but programmable thermostats can also help you reduce energy costs! You can fix temperatures to be lower 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 – Look to see if you have an acceptable amount of insulation. Because heat rises, insulation in your attic is a useful tool to decrease the chances of heat escaping.
  • Call for routine maintenance – Just like we visit the doctor to get checkups, your heating system needs to have checkups, too. Hiring experts to clean and maintain your system will verify that your system is operating 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—despite your efforts to enhance efficiency—it might be time to consider a replacement heating system. An expert at Mighty Ducts can help you analyze the performance of your HVAC system and walk through your options for newer, more efficient models.

Not only will these steps decrease the amount of money you are spending on your energy bills, but many of them can help your heating system operate more efficiently. More efficient energy use also maintains the health of your equipment, which means your heating system will have a longer life.

If you need routine maintenance on your heating system or would like an expert to provide additional information on reducing energy costs—we’ve got you covered. Give Mighty Ducts in Orange a call to get started. Give us a shout at 714-464-3376 or book an appointment with us online.

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