Achieve a higher level of energy efficiency this winter and avoid major increases in your electric bill.
Every winter, it’s like the energy efficiency goblins sneak into your house and run amok. No matter what you do, it seems like your electric bill just keeps going up. But our pros here at Griffin have compiled a list of 3 not-so-obvious tips for reducing heat loss and improving whole house efficiency this winter.
Bundle Up (Your House)!
We’re not talking about having Grandma knit your house a sweater (although that would be pretty spectacular). We’re talking about checking your insulation in visible areas to ensure it’s still intact. It also means if there are uninsulated areas, you take steps to reduce your heat loss there as well. For example, areas above your garage frequently house living spaces, and yet the garage ceiling remains uninsulated. The effect is almost the same as leaving your window open.
Install a Smart Thermostat
While it won’t help Junior ace the SAT, a smart thermostat will be able to manage the temperature inside your house throughout the day. When you aren’t at home, it doesn’t make sense to heat the whole house. And it’s a bit of a pain to try to remember to turn it down every day. A smart thermostat will do the remembering for you, and it will kick your heat back on before you get home. No need to leave your parka on while you’re waiting for your house to get back to habitable temps.
Get Your HVAC System in Tip-Top Shape
Winter is kind of like marathon season for your furnace. And much like an injured runner, your system won’t perform its best if it hasn’t been properly serviced and maintained. Proper maintenance ensures your system turns on and off when it’s supposed to, and also heats air quickly and efficiently. Your local heating and cooling pro can get your system prepared for the cold road ahead.
If you live near Statesville, North Carolina, the pros here at Griffin Heating & Air Conditioning are the ones to call. Put our 45 years of experience to good use. Click this link or call or us today and we’ll help your HVAC system to achieve a higher level of energy efficiency so you are ready for whatever winter has in store.