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7 Tips to Reducing Your Energy Cost this Fall

September 24th, 2020 by cverdone

Reducing Your Energy Cost
The cold season means higher energy bills. To lower your energy costs this fall, use the following tips in your home.

Replace Your Filters

Dirty filters can block fresh air from entering the home. The dirt causes the HVAC unit to work even harder to warm your home. This causes more wear and tear on your unit and higher energy bills. We recommend changing your filters every three months. This helps to avoid high energy costs.

Schedule a Tune-Up

An HVAC tune-up checks to make sure your system is ready for the fall temperatures. We check the unit and fix any broken or damaged parts. Believe it or not, this also helps to reduce heating costs.

Lower the Thermostat

The easiest way to reduce heating costs is to turn down the thermostat temperature! For every degree you turn down the heat, you save money. If you reduce the temperature eight hours a day, it can cut heating bills by 10% each year!

Update Your HVAC System

If your HVAC unit is over 15-years-old, replace it with a more energy-efficient model. Updating your system now can help you to avoid breakdowns later. Plus, you’ll reduce energy costs by as much as 15% each year.

Change Your Ceiling Fan’s Position

Make sure that your ceiling fan rotates counterclockwise during the fall and winter. A ceiling fan can help to move heat throughout your home. By having the fan move counterclockwise, it is more effective at moving heat in the home. Everyone feels more comfortable and you can turn down the thermostat!

Inspect the Home

Holes or leaks in windows, doors, and baseboards can send all the heated air outside. It’s like you’re paying to heat the outside! You’ll notice a considerable increase in energy bill costs if air holes cause heat loss. Inspect the home and check for any holes. Some may be too small for you to find on your own. If this is the case, call an HVAC professional. Thy can check for and repair any holes they find.

Install a Programmable Thermostat

A programmable thermostat puts you in control of your home’s temperatures. You can cut heating costs while no one is at home without giving up any comfort. Programmable thermostats are inexpensive and easy-to-install.
Thornton Heating Services offers maintenance, repair, and replacement services for most HVAC brands. We’ll provide you with a tune-up or needed service that keeps heating costs in check!