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

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

  • Assess the weather stripping – As the years go on, 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.
  • Utilize your blinds – If your windows have blinds, they can be valuable in keeping your house 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 continually to see if it needs to be switched out. We advocate at least once every three months, but every household is different, so that can vary.
  • Purchase a programmable thermostat – They may seem like just a handy way to make sure your home keeps warm, but programmable thermostats can also help you reduce energy costs! You can set temperatures to be cooler 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 useful tool to reduce 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 verify that your system is working effectively and efficiently. They can also catch small issues that could end up as more expensive repairs if left unchecked.
  • Assess your HVAC system – If you notice your energy bills are continually increasing—even with your efforts to improve efficiency—it might be time to look for a replacement heating system. The professionals at ACS Heating and Air Conditioning can help you examine the performance of your HVAC system and walk through your options for newer, more efficient models.

Not only will these steps decrease the amount of money you are having to spend on heating bills, but many of them can help your heating system work more efficiently. More efficient energy use also supports 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 ACS Heating and Air Conditioning in Tucker a call to get started. Give us a shout at 770-450-1539 or arrange an appointment with us online.

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