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

Heating

Whether you appreciate winter or favor the warmer months in Naples, a lot of us make adjustments to be sure our home’s temperature keeps us cozy. This can have a huge impact on your energy bills, but there are steps you can take to help lower those costs.

  • Check weather stripping – Over time, the seals around your windows and doors can crack or become weathered. Walk around your home to identify any drafts that should be addressed.
  • Utilize your blinds – If your windows have blinds, they can be useful in keeping your home 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 regularly to see if it must be changed. We recommend at least once every three months, but time between replacement can vary among households.
  • Install a programmable thermostat – They may seem like just a convenient way to make sure your home keeps warm, but programmable thermostats can also save money on your heating bill! You can set temperatures to be on a lower setting when you are away from the home or sleeping. Using your heat more efficiently helps lower your bill.
  • Add insulation to your attic – Check to see if you have an acceptable amount of insulation. Because heat rises, insulation in your attic is a powerful tool to decrease the chances of heat escaping.
  • Schedule routine maintenance – Just like we visit the doctor to get checkups, your heating system will benefit from having a professional look at it, too. Hiring experts 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 pricey repairs if ignored.
  • 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. An expert at Speedy Air Conditioning 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 reduce the amount of money you are spending on your energy 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 system will last longer.

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 Speedy Air Conditioning in Naples a call to get started. You can reach us at 239-244-3439 or book an appointment with us online.

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