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

December 21, 2018

Whether you appreciate winter or desire the warmer months in Crestview, many of us make adjustments to ensure our home’s temperature keeps us cozy. This can have a large impact on your monthly 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 find any drafts that have to be addressed.
  • Utilize your blinds – If your windows have blinds, they can be useful in keeping your house 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 that period of time can vary from house to house.
  • Install a programmable thermostat – It may seem like just a convenient way to make sure your home remains warm, but programmable thermostats can also help you reduce energy costs! You can arrange 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 – Take a look and see if you have a sufficient amount of insulation. Because heat rises, insulation in your attic is a useful tool to reduce the chances of heat escaping.
  • Schedule routine maintenance – Just like we visit the doctor to get checkups, your heating system needs to have checkups, too. Hiring professionals to clean and maintain your system will verify that your system is operating effectively and efficiently. They can also detect small issues that could end up as more costly repairs if left unchecked.
  • Assess your HVAC system – If it seems like your monthly heating costs are continually increasing—despite your efforts to increase efficiency—it might be time to look for a replacement heating system. The professionals 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 lower 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 need 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 get started. Contact our team at 850-250-0335 or schedule an appointment with us online.