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

Heating

Whether you like winter or desire the warmer months in Maytown, many of us make adjustments to make sure our home’s temperature keeps us cozy. This can have a large impact on your utility costs, but there are steps you can take to reduce those energy costs.

  • Assess the weather stripping – Over time, the seals around your windows and doors can crack or become weathered. Walk around your home to identify any drafts that should be addressed.
  • Take advantage of 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 nighttime, so the warmer air doesn’t escape.
  • Change your filter – Check your filter regularly to see if it should be switched out. We advocate at least once every three months, but time between replacement can vary among households.
  • 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 money on your heating bill! You can fix 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 – Check to see if you have an adequate amount of insulation. Because heat rises, insulation in your attic is a great 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 operating effectively and efficiently. They can also catch small issues that could end up as more costly repairs if left unchecked.
  • Assess your HVAC system – If you notice your energy bills are continually increasing—despite your efforts to increase efficiency—it might be time to consider a replacement heating system. The professionals at Boyles Mechanical LLC can help you analyze the performance of your HVAC system and walk through the choices 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 work more efficiently. More efficient energy use also supports the health of your equipment, which means a longer life for your HVAC system.

If you need routine maintenance on your heating system or would like an expert to provide insight on reducing energy costs—we’ve got you covered. Give Boyles Mechanical LLC in Maytown a call to get started. Give us a shout at 866-326-9537 or schedule an appointment with us online.

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