Energy Saving Tips for Your HVAC during the Winter

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Winter Energy Savings

Energy Saving Tips for Your HVAC unit during the Winter

Written by K Zu. Posted in Blog

Controlling costs on your heating and air conditioning during the fall and winter months can seem tricky, but it is important to know that it is possible to actually accrue Winter Energy Savings. Hard to believe? Well, here are the top 10 ways to enhance your Winter Energy Savings, and efficiently heat your home during the Winter.

Circulate the Air in Your Home
Many people utilize ceiling fans to keep their homes cool in the summer, but the real purpose of ceiling fans is to circulate the air in your home, whether it is hot or cold. When you have the heater on, keep ceiling fans running, even on a low speed, will help circulate the warm air throughout your home, and increase your winter efficiency.

Choose Energy Efficiency Products
While you might pay more upfront for an Energy Efficient upgrade, your savings will surpass that cost over what is generally a very short amount of time. When you get in touch with a Comfort Solutions HVAC expert to go over your options, they can help you identify those places in your home where you have the potential to save the most.

It’s Curtains For You, Mugsy
Opening the curtains and blinds during the day will let the sun warm your home naturally. Closing your blinds or curtains at night will help seal in warm air as much as possible.

Lock in Auxiliary Heat
Always remember to close the damper accordingly on your fireplace or wood stove unless you have a fire going. When you have the damper or flue open, with no fire going, you are letting the warm air in your home escape right out the chimney.

Use REASON for the Season
Just because you’re in the Christmas spirit, it doesn’t mean your holiday lighting has to make your bills skyrocket in the winter. If you are putting lights up, consider LED lighting, which is much more efficient in brightness, energy usage, and financial costs.

Keep the Temperature as Low as You Can
You can save lots of money each month by making tiny adjustments to your thermostat. Even setting the temperature 1 degree lower can save you a significant amount of money, and it is unlikely that you will even notice the change in temperature.

Replace Dirty Air Filters
One of the major things that you can do to save money, as well as improve the indoor air quality in your home, is to replace air filters regularly. A dirty air filter may send dirty, dusty air in through your vents and cause health concerns to people in your home or business, while making your heating aims less efficient.

Seal Any Leaks
Go throughout your home and check the windows and doors to see where there might be air leaking out your home. These gaps and spaces can lead to significant energy loss. Sealing them up can save you a lot of money.

Schedule Annual Maintenance
One of the most important things that you can do to save money on operating costs and repairs is to schedule annual maintenance through a qualified, local HVAC company like Comfort Solutions. A qualified technician can help prevent major problems and give you guidance on monthly energy savings.

Use Less Hot Water
According to the U.S. Department of Energy, hot water heating makes up an estimated 18% of the energy in your home, so finding ways to use less hot water can save you a lot of money – click here.

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