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How to Keep Your Energy Bill Low This Season

December 17, 2018 | Blog

Households all across East Texas are cranking up their thermostats to keep their homes warm this winter. While having a warm and cozy home is a wonderful thing, increased energy costs are not. Fortunately, we’ve compiled the top seven tips on how to keep your home warm and your bill low this winter.

#1 Complete Regular Maintenance of your HVAC System

Preventative maintenance for your HVAC unit is always a good idea. If you’re not already scheduled for routine maintenance with one of our specialists, you can do so here. Bi-annual maintenance ensures that your system is running efficiently, can prevent sudden and expensive problems in the middle of the coldest months.

#2 Find and Seal Cold Air Leaks

Any leak that may be present in your home will rob your system of efficiency, as heated air is lost. This requires your unit to work harder, meaning you’ll end up paying more in energy costs each month. Ensuring that all windows are shut and all doors are sealed is a good way to get the most out of your heating system this winter.

#3 Use a Programmable Thermostat

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, a great way to save up to ten percent per year in energy costs is by using a programmable thermostat. By setting your thermostat to 7-10 degrees cooler while you’re away at work, you aren’t paying to heat your home when nobody is there.

#4 Use Drapes, Curtains and Blinds to Help Control the Temperature

Window coverings such as blinds, drapes and curtains can have a big effect on your home’s heating and cooling load. By blocking the sun’s rays in the summer, and the bite of cold air in the winter, you can save big on your heating and cooling bill.

#5 Change Your Air Filter Regularly

This small task can dramatically affect the way your HVAC system operates. Changing the filters as directed by the filter manufacturer will ensure your unit will operate smoothly, without interruptions, keeping your energy bill low.

#6 Use Insulation to Keep Warm Air In, and Cold Air Out

Insulation isn’t just for keeping the heat out during the humid Houston summers. Ensure that all your windows and walls are protected with insulation, so the heat your paying for doesn’t escape through cracks and crevices. If you aren’t quite sure about the insulation in your home, especially if you have an older home, consult with an insulation professional for guidance.

#7 Don’t Block Your Air Vents

This may seem obvious, but blocking air vents with furniture or anything else will cause interrupted airflow. You wont be able to feel the benefits of your heater as easily, causing you to turn up the thermostat and spend more money on your monthly energy bill.

To learn more about how you can same time and money this winter, or to schedule a maintenance appointment with one of our certified HVAC specialists, visit elitecomfortservices.com or call (832) 304-7957.

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