Fall can be confusing; one day you have your A/C on full blast, and the next you crank up the heat. You want to keep your family comfortable in your home, but most likely don’t want to be paying extremely high energy bills. Save your home’s energy with these tips:
- Check air filters. Depending on the type of filter you have, it will need to be either cleaned or replaced. An HVAC technician can help you locate the filter and how to change it.
- Keep windows and doors closed. Don’t let all the heated air fly right out of the house! Opening doors and windows will lower the temperature inside, requiring your heating system to work harder and use more energy.
- Watch the thermostat. When the home is empty, it doesn’t need to be set at a comfortable temperature. Turn it down 10 to 15 degrees when you leave the house. You can also turn it down a bit when you sleep.
- Keep vents and grilles unobstructed. Clear the area surrounding vents of furniture, curtains or other objects to reduce the load on the heating system.
- Inspect the furnace. When you don’t keep your heating equipment maintained, it is more likely to fail or require repairs. If you aren’t sure what to look for in an inspection, contact a local HVAC contractor to make sure everything is working properly.
Save your system (and your own!) energy this fall, and save time and money as a result! Contact Heatmasters with any questions or concerns. Have a wonderful fall season!