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

Heating

Whether you like winter or favor the warmer months in West Palm Beach, a lot of us make adjustments to be sure our home’s temperature keeps us comfortable. This can have a big impact on your utility costs, but there are steps you can take to reduce those energy costs.

  • Assess 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 should be addressed.
  • Make use of your blinds – If your windows have blinds, they can be valuable in keeping your house warm. Keep them open when the sun is shining during the day, and make sure to close them at night, so the warmer air doesn’t escape.
  • Change your filter – Check your filter continually to see if it needs to be switched out. We recommend at least once every three months, but time between replacement can vary among households.
  • Purchase a programmable thermostat – It may seem like just a convenient way to make sure your home stays warm, but programmable thermostats can also save you money! You can fix temperatures to be on a lower setting when you are away from the home or sleeping. Being more mindful of efficiency will help with heating costs.
  • Add insulation to your attic – Look to see if you have a sufficient amount of insulation. Because heat rises, insulation in your attic is a great tool to lower the chances of heat escaping.
  • Book routine maintenance – Just like we visit the doctor to get checkups, your heating system needs a little attention, too. Hiring professionals to clean and maintain your system will confirm that your system is operating effectively and efficiently. They can also identify small issues that could end up as more expensive repairs if ignored.
  • Assess your HVAC system – If it seems like your monthly heating costs are continually increasing—regardless your efforts to increase efficiency—it might be time to purchase a replacement heating system. The team at Summit Air Conditioning Inc can help you analyze the performance of your HVAC system and walk through the choices for newer, more efficient models.

Not only will these steps reduce the amount of money you are having to spend on heating bills, but many of them can help your heating system work 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 insight on reducing energy costs—we’ve got you covered. Give Summit Air Conditioning Inc in West Palm Beach a call to begin. Give us a shout at 561-404-4520 or arrange an appointment with us online.

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