You can reduce your energy cost this winter by over 10% if you have a well-maintained furnace. The first step to achieving an energy-saving furnace is to have it serviced in the fall before winter. Having a fall furnace tune-up on your heater will increase the longevity of your furnace as well as you will beat the winter rush. No one wants to wake up on a fridged January morning with a busted furnace and no heat. Firing up those space heaters are a sure way to send your electric bill through the roof.
Reduce Your Energy Cost With These Easy Steps
Although decreasing the use of our air conditioning unit will be kind to our wallet, we still have to be cautious about our utility bill this fall. The cooler days and nights means more of a reliance on heat and could result in high costs at the end of the month. There are simple strategies that everyone can execute to save energy and money this fall. Most Home Improvement and Maintenance Magazines suggest that you have your furnace tune-up by a professional before cranking it on after a long summer.
Start With The Thermostat
Lowering the temperature on your thermostat is the easiest way to save money on your energy bill during the autumn months. When are out of the house or asleep, all you have to do is lower the temperature about 10 degrees saving you up to 10 percent on your heating bill. When you come back home or wake up, just set it back to your normal temperature which should be around 70 degrees. The lower the temperature is in your home, the slower the heat loss will be meaning more energy you will save.
Check The Windows
When the weather is cool, you want to prevent any drafts from coming into your home. Start with your windows by inserting a thick plastic film in every window frame. Installing tight, insulating drapes or shades on windows in your home will prevent drafts from increasing energy efficiency. Also, check windows and other parts of your home such as doors for any air leaks. Sealing up air leaks with caulking will reduce heat loss adding up in savings on your energy bill.
Don’t Forget the Fireplace
When not using your fireplace, make sure to keep it closed with the damper to prevent any heat from escaping through the chimney. Be sure to not run your fireplace and in-home heat at the same time to not waste energy. When you are using your starting a fire, it is good to crack a window open and set your thermostat to a cool 55 degrees. If you never use your fireplace, properly seal and plug the chimney opening.
Work for Your System So It Works for You!
We at Ideal Comfort HVAC in Johnstown, Colorado use the latest technology to keep your home warm and cool throughout the year. With our knowledge and skills, we offer installation, repairs, and preventative maintenance that ensure you can stay comfortable in your home or commercial building. Are you interested in Heating and Cooling services? Call us today! You can reach us at (720) 884-7646 or contact us online. If you’re interested in more about heating and cooling services, visit us on our Facebook page.