This fall and winter, you may want to think about the following ways that homeowners can save on their heating bills. A few of them are considered essential, and most are relatively affordable to carry out. Here are 5 ways to save energy this fall.
1. Programming the Thermostat
Rather than keep the thermostat at a constant 70 degrees, you can turn it down to the mid-60s before you sleep or go out. If you turn off the thermostat, you’ll either wake up or return to a freezing home, in which case you should not turn the thermostat to an extremely high temperature. Some think this speeds up the heating process, but it’s a myth.
This means sealing cracks and gaps that lead outside, and it will keep more of the warm air inside your home. You could use caulking or a foam sealant to cover these openings in your attic, windows, and doors.
3. Replacing the Air Filter
Residents of Huntsville, TX, should know that air filter replacement is a basic part of heating maintenance. At Beckham and Jones Heating & Air Conditioning, we could handle it along with other jobs both large and small. A dirty filter will force the heater to work harder, impacting your wallet.
4. Insulate the Attic
Your attic may have insulation already, but it may not be sufficient. In such cases, you’ll want to add more layers or upgrade to a type of insulation that can resist heat flow better. The higher the R-value, the greater the resistance.
5. Use Space Heaters When Appropriate
If you only need one or two rooms heated, space heaters can get the job done more efficiently than the central heating system. Don’t use them for any more than two rooms, though.
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The family-owned and -operated Beckham and Jones Heating & Air Conditioning will complete your next heating tune-up, repair, or replacement in Huntsville. We can handle anything related to cooling and indoor air quality as well, including the installation of ventilators and air purifiers. Call us today if you have any questions on how to save energy or to set up an appointment.