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

Heating

Whether you like winter or prefer the warmer months in Carpentersville, most of us make adjustments to be sure our home’s temperature keeps us cozy. This can have a large impact on your energy bills, but there are steps you can take to reduce those energy costs.

  • Look at the weather stripping – Over time, the seals around your windows and doors can crack or become weathered. Walk around your home to find any drafts that have to be addressed.
  • Make use of your blinds – If your windows have blinds, they can be useful 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 continually to see if it should be changed. We advocate at least once every three months, but every household is different, so that can vary.
  • Purchase a programmable thermostat – They may seem like just a simple way to make sure your home keeps warm, but programmable thermostats can also save money on your heating bill! You can arrange temperatures to be cooler 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 useful tool to reduce the chances of heat escaping.
  • Schedule routine maintenance – Just like we visit the doctor to get checkups, your heating system needs to have checkups, too. Hiring experts to clean and maintain your system will verify that your system is operating effectively and efficiently. They can also catch small issues that could end up as more costly repairs if left unchecked.
  • Assess your HVAC system – If you notice your energy bills are continually increasing—despite your efforts to increase efficiency—it might be time to look for a replacement heating system. The team at Controlled Comfort HVAC Inc 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 having to spend on heating 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 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 Controlled Comfort HVAC Inc in Carpentersville a call to start down the right path. You can reach us at 224-699-9229 or book an appointment with us online.

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