Cold months typically bring high monthly energy bills to homeowners. But keeping your home comfortable during the winter doesn’t have to cost you a fortune. By following these tips, you can rack up the energy savings when the temperatures plummet:
Clean/Replace Your Filter
Dirty filters will reduce the airflow of your system and will make it harder to move sufficient air through the clogged filter.
Suggestion: Check your filter monthly and change if necessary to ensure that impeded airflow is not making your system work harder.
Seal Gaps Around Doors/Windows
Cold air that comes in through poorly sealed doors/windows makes your system work harder to produce acceptable levels of comfort.
Suggestion: Seal any gaps with caulking or weatherstripping.
Have A Professional Seal Your Ductwork
Cracks and poorly sealed connections in your ductwork result in huge energy losses. This makes your system work harder to replace the lost air in order to keep a constant temperature.
Suggestion: Contact a professional and have them evaluate and, if necessary, fix or seal the leaks in your ductwork.
Get A Preventive Maintenance Checkup On Your Furnace
The majority of problems that occur with furnaces can be prevented with service by a well-trained professional before peak usage.
Suggestion: Contact a professional and schedule an appointment to get your furnace checked out, so that you can be sure that your system will work efficiently throughout the cold winter months.
Manage The Use Of Your Furnace More Efficiently
Often, homeowners waste energy by leaving their thermostat turned up when they are away from home. Energy can also be wasted in areas of your home that rarely get used. By better managing when your furnace runs and by controlling where the heated air is going, you will improve the comfort in your home, as well as bring in energy savings.
Suggestion: Add a programmable thermostat or a zoning system to your equipment, so that you are better able to manage when and where heated air is delivered.
For more information on keeping your home comfortable this winter, contact the experts at Smoky Mountain Heating & Air.
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