Many homeowners love the change of season, decorating for upcoming holidays, and enjoying crisp, cool air. However, they still want a warm and comfortable home at night without high energy bills. There are a number of steps that you as a homeowner can take to reduce your heating bill and keep your family warm. Take advantage of these top tips to keep warm and improve your home’s energy efficiency.
- Use heat from sunny days. Allow sunlight through south-facing windows to heat a home naturally during daylight hours and draw curtains to ward off chills in the evening.
- Consider energy efficient window treatments and coverings to improve your home’s energy efficiency.
- Find and seal any air leaks. Check for gaps and air leaks around chimneys, pipes, unfinished spaces and recessed lighting. Add weather stripping or caulk to address air leaks around windows and doors.
- Repair your heating and air conditioning unit. Putting off a necessary repair or upgrade can make your system less efficient and increase heating costs this upcoming winter. Find a technician backed with North American Technician Excellence (NATE) certification and a solid-reputation to review the needs of your HVAC system.
- Maintain your unit’s efficiency. Perform regular seasonal maintenance to prepare for a long, cold season. Regular check-ins and maintenance allows homeowners to fix small issues before they become costly problems. Replace furnace filters once every month or as recommended.
Explore Additional Ways to Stay Warm
Heat your home and choose from the 5 tips above or have an energy audit to find out the specific needs to be met in your home before a cold front hits. Consider the products and service agreements from Griffin Heating and Air Conditioning to reduce your energy costs. Contact an experienced technician to learn more about how to improve your home’s energy efficiency with additional cost-savings tips.