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

Heating

Whether you appreciate winter or favor the warmer months in Crestview, many of us make adjustments to make sure our home’s temperature keeps us comfortable. This can have a big impact on your energy bills, but there are steps you can take to bring monthly costs down.

  • Check weather stripping – After many years, the seals around your windows and doors can crack or become weathered. Walk around your home to pinpoint any drafts that need to be addressed.
  • Make use of your blinds – If your windows have blinds, they can be useful in keeping your home warm. Keep them open while the sun is still shining throughout 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 should be changed. We recommend at least once every three months, but every household is different, so that can vary.
  • Install a programmable thermostat – It may seem like just a simple way to make sure your home remains warm, but programmable thermostats can also save you money! You can arrange temperatures to be lower when you are away from the home or sleeping. It’s just one way to be more efficient and help with energy costs.
  • Add insulation to your attic – Look to see if you have an acceptable amount of insulation. Because heat rises, insulation in your attic is a powerful tool to lower the chances of heat escaping.
  • Book routine maintenance – Just like we visit the doctor to get checkups, your heating system needs a little attention, too. Hiring experts to clean and maintain your system will confirm that your system is running effectively and efficiently. They can also detect small issues that could end up as more pricey repairs if left unchecked.
  • Assess your HVAC system – If your utility bills are continually increasing—regardless your efforts to increase efficiency—it might be time to consider a replacement heating system. An expert at Gordon Air Conditioning can help you review 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 having to spend on heating bills, but many of them can help your heating system run more efficiently. More efficient energy use also maintains the health of your equipment, which means a longer life for your HVAC system.

If you would like routine maintenance on your heating system or would like an expert to provide more tips on reducing energy costs—we’ve got you covered. Give Gordon Air Conditioning in Crestview a call to begin. Give us a shout at 850-682-5509 or book an appointment with us online.

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