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

Heating

Whether you enjoy winter or desire the warmer months in Rocky Mount, most of us make adjustments to ensure our home’s temperature keeps us comfortable. This can have a huge impact on your monthly bills, but there are steps you can take to reduce those energy costs.

  • Check 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 helpful 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 continually to see if it must be switched out. We advocate at least once every three months, but time between replacement can vary among households.
  • Buy a programmable thermostat – They may seem like just a simple way to make sure your home remains warm, but programmable thermostats can also save money on your heating bill! You can set temperatures to be lower when you are away from the home or sleeping. Being more mindful of efficiency will help with heating costs.
  • Add insulation to your attic – Look to see if you have a sufficient amount of insulation. Because heat rises, insulation in your attic is a powerful tool to decrease the chances of heat escaping.
  • Book routine maintenance – Just like we visit the doctor to get checkups, your heating system needs to have checkups, too. Hiring qualified technicians to clean and maintain your system will give you piece of mind that your system is running effectively and efficiently. They can also catch small issues that could end up as more costly repairs if left unchecked.
  • 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 consider a replacement heating system. An expert at Davis Heating & Air Conditioning can help you analyze the performance of your HVAC system and walk through the selection of newer, more efficient models.

Not only will these steps reduce the amount of money you are spending on your energy bills, but many of them can help your heating system run more efficiently. More efficient energy use also supports the health of your equipment, which means your system will last longer.

If you need routine maintenance on your heating system or would like an expert to provide insight on reducing energy costs—we’ve got you covered. Give Davis Heating & Air Conditioning in Rocky Mount a call to get started. You can reach us at 540-369-3790 or arrange an appointment with us online.

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