Save Money & Stay Warm: The Best Ways To Save Energy On Your HVAC System In Winter
With the cold weather now upon us, and cooler temperature drops are ahead, keeping your home warm and comfortable becomes a top priority. However, the cost of heating your home can add up quickly.
Our TemperaturePro Techs have gathered several energy-saving tips you can implement to stay cozy while also reducing your energy bills. Some of these tips you can do yourself, and some will require a professional (that’s where we come in).
DIY- How To Maintain Your HVAC System Yourself To Keep It Running Efficiency In Winter
There are different techniques that homeowners and business owners can utilize immediately, for both your home and overall comfort. The tips below help lower the chances of dry skin, chapped lips, and the surprise of a HUGE heating bill. These include:
Seal Air Leaks. Inspect your home for drafts and air leaks around windows, doors, and vents. Use weatherstripping, caulk, or insulation to seal these gaps, preventing warm air from escaping and cold air from entering.
Harness Natural Sunlight. During the day, open curtains and blinds to let natural sunlight in. This can provide free, natural warmth, reducing the need for artificial heating.
Use Ceiling Fans Wisely. Reverse the direction of your ceiling fans to clockwise during winter. This pushes warm air down, helping to distribute heat more evenly throughout the room.
Invest in a Humidifier. Dry winter air can be harsh on both your home and your health. Low humidity levels can lead to discomfort, chapped lips, dry skin, and even respiratory issues. A humidifier adds moisture to the air, making it feel warmer and more comfortable at lower temperatures. This means you can lower your thermostat a bit and still stay cozy, ultimately saving on heating costs.
Combat Dry Air. There are other simple remedies to combat the effects of dry winter air; apply a moisturizer regularly & opt for natural, fragrance-free products to avoid skin irritations. Placing bowls of water near heating sources can help increase humidity levels naturally. You can also keep bathroom doors open after hot showers to let the steam spread through your home.
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Schedule Regular HVAC Maintenance. Don’t neglect HVAC maintenance during the winter. A well-maintained system runs efficiently and consumes less energy. Replace air filters regularly, clean ducts, and schedule professional HVAC servicing with your local TemperaturePro.
Here is where our membership plans play into your favor. As a ProPlan or a ProPlan+ Member, you gain exclusive access to member-only benefits such as priority scheduling, savings on equipment and visits, and more. As a ProPlan+ Member, you even have the option of a visitless maintenance program: we will take care of your unit on your schedule, even if you aren’t home! We can monitor everything through sensors we place on your unit and we will immediately be alerted if something is wrong, reducing the risk of breakdowns even more in the winter (meaning you won’t wake up as an icicle in the middle of the night if your unit stops working!)
Upgrade to Energy-Efficient Appliances & Smart Technology. If your HVAC system is outdated, consider upgrading to a more energy-efficient model. Look for systems with a high AFUE (Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency) rating for furnaces. Our TemperaturePro Experts are highly trained to find the BEST solution for your lifestyle, whether that means a repair to your unit, or a complete replacement. No matter the job, we can provide high quality, powerful heating systems including furnaces, heat pumps, boilers and ductless heaters.
One of the simplest ways to save energy is to adjust your thermostat settings. Lower the temperature when you’re away or asleep and raise it when you’re home and active. Programmable thermostats can automate this process, making it even more convenient.This enables you to adjust settings and monitor energy usage, optimizing your heating system’s efficiency. And guess what- TemperaturePro offers this too!
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By implementing these energy-saving tips, you can enjoy a warm and comfortable home during the winter while also reducing your energy consumption and utility bills. Remember that small changes can make a significant difference in both your comfort and your wallet, so start making these adjustments today to create a more energy-efficient home for the winter season. Use these tips and say goodbye to that pesky dry skin, no more buying chapstick in bulk, and keep money where it belongs- in your pocket.
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