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3 Energy Efficient Heating Tips

Helms Heating & Air Conditioning - Thursday, November 30, 2017
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Energy efficiency isn’t an oxymoron.

It’s time to increase your energy efficiency for winter before your bills hit your mailbox. How? There are some surprisingly simple ways to use less energy and spend less on your utility bills. Take a look at these three energy efficiency heating tips:

Tip #1: Change the Air Filter

Seems simple, but changing the air filter can have a significant impact on how efficient your furnace is. The air filter works to pull dust and dirt out of the air to protect your system from damage. But once it gets full, there's a serious damper on its effectiveness. Not only does it have a limit to how much it can hold, but the dirtier it is, the harder it is for your furnace to pull in air for heating and recirculating. Cleaning or changing the air filter can make a big difference in how efficient your furnace is.

Tip #2: Don’t Neglect Maintenance

Regular maintenance is vital to making sure your system is running effectively, but it also impacts your system's efficiency. When all the moving parts are properly lubricated and adjusted, and when everything is clean and calibrated and running at peak condition, it's going to be most efficient.

Tip #3: Upgrade Your Thermostat

If you’re still using a manual thermostat, or even an older model programmable one, it’s time to upgrade to a smart thermostat. It will allow you to program your heat to fit your lifestyle and your needs, saving you money on the cost of keeping your home comfortable when it’s cold outside.

Don't neglect some simple tips to save money on your heating bills this winter. Contact our team at Helms Heating and Air Conditioning today for more tips on increasing your energy efficiency.