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

Heating

Whether you appreciate winter or prefer the warmer months in Stuart and West Palm Beach areas, most of us make adjustments to make sure our home’s temperature keeps us cozy. This can have a huge impact on your utility costs, but there are steps you can take to reduce those energy costs.

  • Look at the weather stripping – As the years go on, 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.
  • Take advantage of your blinds – If your windows have blinds, they can be helpful in keeping your home warm. Keep them open when the sun is shining during the day, and make sure to close them at nighttime, so the warmer air doesn’t escape.
  • Change your filter – Check your filter regularly to see if it needs to be replaced. We advocate at least once every three months, but that period of time can vary from house to house.
  • Purchase a programmable thermostat – Programmable thermostats may seem like just a simple way to make sure your home keeps warm, but programmable thermostats can also save you money! You can fix temperatures to be lower when you are away from the home or sleeping. Being more mindful of efficiency will help with heating costs.
  • Add insulation to your attic – Check to see if you have an adequate amount of insulation. Because heat rises, insulation in your attic is a great tool to decrease the chances of heat escaping.
  • Schedule routine maintenance – Just like we visit the doctor to get checkups, your heating system needs a little attention, too. Hiring qualified technicians to clean and maintain your system will give you piece of mind that your system is running effectively and efficiently. They can also catch small issues that could end up as more costly repairs if ignored.
  • Assess your HVAC system – If you notice your energy bills are continually increasing—regardless your efforts to enhance efficiency—it might be time to look for a replacement heating system. The professionals at Arnold's Air Conditioning of South Florida Inc can help you review the performance of your HVAC system and walk through the choices for newer, more efficient models.

Not only will these steps decrease the amount of money you are putting toward your energy costs, but many of them can help your heating system operate more efficiently. More efficient energy use also improves the health of your equipment, which means your heating system will have a longer life.

If you are considering routine maintenance on your heating system or would like an expert to provide additional information on reducing energy costs—we’ve got you covered. Give Arnold's Air Conditioning of South Florida Inc in Stuart and West Palm Beach areas a call to get started. You can reach us at 772-205-3269 or book an appointment with us online.

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