Is energy efficiency eluding you? You’re not alone. Sometimes it seems like saving money on our energy bills is a complete mystery. The truth is there are a few simple steps you can take that lead to more efficient heating this winter. Here are just 4 of them:
Step #1: Adjust the Temperature
Lowering the temperature in your home by just one or two degrees won't affect your comfort level, but it will affect your monthly bills. It seems like an insignificant change, but it adds up to savings.
Step #2: Upgrade Your Insulation
Check the insulation in your attic. It’s easy to upgrade the insulation in your home to help keep the warm air in this winter, which will make your heating system more efficient.
Step #3: Program It
A programmable thermostat is a great, easy, and affordable way to save energy on heating. Programming allows you to customize your heat to your lifestyle. Heat more when you’re home, less when you’re away from home. Adjust the temperature for your comfort levels by day and time.
Step #4: Maintenance Is Key
A maintained heating system is an efficient heating system. Regular maintenance can correct any issues before they become costly problems, will keep your equipment clean and free from friction which makes it run more smoothly and efficiently, and can extend the life of your equipment by reducing wear and tear.
Efficient heating this winter and saving money on your utility bills doesn’t have to be a mystery. For more information on increasing the energy efficiency of your home, contact the team at Helms Heating and Air Conditioning by calling 704-821-6255 or by clicking here.