7 Tips to Reducing Your Energy Cost this Fall
September 24th, 2020 by cverdone
Higher than average energy costs come with the cold season. If you’d like to keep energy costs down this fall, put the following tips to use in your home.
Replace Your Filters
Dirty filters can block fresh air from entering the home. The dirt also causes the HVAC unit to work even harder to warm up your home. This results in unnecessary wear and tear on your unit and more expensive energy costs. It is recommended to change your filters every three months to avoid high energy costs.
Schedule a Tune-Up
A fall HVAC tune-up ensures your system is ready for the change in temperature. We’ll inspect the unit and repair anything broken or damaged to help reduce excess heating costs.
Lower the Thermostat
Perhaps the easiest way you can reduce heating costs is to turn down the temperature on the thermostat! For every degree you turn down the heat, you save money. Eight hours of daily reduced temperatures can cut heating bill costs by 10% each year!
Update Your HVAC System
If the HVAC unit in your home is over 15-years-old, it’s likely time to replace it with a more up-to-date, energy-efficient model. Updating your system can avoid breakdowns later, and you’ll reduce energy costs by as much as 15% each year.
Update Your Ceiling Fan’s position
Change your ceiling fan’s position to a counterclockwise position during the fall and winter. A ceiling fan will help better disperse heat throughout the home, so everyone feels more comfortable, and you can turn down the thermostat!
Inspect the Home
Air seeping through windows, doors, and holes in baseboards can send all of the heat outside. You’re literally 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 eliminate this concern.
Install a Programmable Thermostat
A programmable thermostat puts you in control of your home’s temperatures so 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 major HVAC brands. We’ll provide you with a tune-up or needed service that keeps heating costs in check!