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

Heating

Whether you enjoy winter or favor the warmer months in Ballwin, many of us make adjustments to be sure our home’s temperature keeps us content. This can have a large impact on your energy bills, but there are steps you can take to help lower those costs.

  • Check weather stripping – Over time, the seals around your windows and doors can crack or become weathered. Walk around your home to identify any drafts that have to be addressed.
  • Utilize your blinds – If your windows have blinds, they can be valuable in keeping your house warm. Keep them open when the sun is shining during the day, and make sure to close them at the end of the day, so the warmer air doesn’t escape.
  • Change your filter – Check your filter regularly to see if it should be changed. We advocate at least once every three months, but that period of time can vary from house to house.
  • Install a programmable thermostat – It 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 fix temperatures to be on a lower setting when you are away from the home or sleeping. It’s just one way to be more efficient and help with energy costs.
  • Add insulation to your attic – Take a look and see if you have an acceptable amount of insulation. Because heat rises, insulation in your attic is a powerful tool to decrease the chances of heat escaping.
  • Call for routine maintenance – Just like we visit the doctor to get checkups, your heating system will benefit from having a professional look at it, too. Hiring experts to clean and maintain your system will give you piece of mind that your system is working effectively and efficiently. They can also catch small issues that could end up as more pricey repairs if ignored.
  • Assess your HVAC system – If your utility bills are continually increasing—regardless your efforts to enhance efficiency—it might be time to purchase a replacement heating system. The professionals at Holiday Heating & Air Conditioning can help you analyze the performance of your HVAC system and walk through your options for newer, more efficient models.

Not only will these steps decrease the amount of money you are spending on your energy bills, but many of them can help your heating system operate more efficiently. More efficient energy use also maintains the health of your equipment, which means a longer life for your HVAC system.

If you are considering routine maintenance on your heating system or would like an expert to provide more tips on reducing energy costs—we’ve got you covered. Give Holiday Heating & Air Conditioning in Ballwin a call to get started. Contact our team at 636-206-4250 or book an appointment with us online.

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