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

Heating

Whether you enjoy winter or favor the warmer months in Bountiful, most of us make adjustments to ensure our home’s temperature keeps us content. This can have a big impact on your utility costs, but there are steps you can take to help lower those costs.

  • Assess the weather stripping – Over time, the seals around your windows and doors can crack or become weathered. Walk around your home to pinpoint any drafts that should be addressed.
  • Make use of your blinds – If your windows have blinds, they can be valuable 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 changed. We recommend at least once every three months, but every household is different, so that can vary.
  • Buy a programmable thermostat – They may seem like just a simple way to make sure your home stays warm, but programmable thermostats can also save money on your heating bill! You can fix temperatures to be cooler when you are away from the home or sleeping. Being more mindful of efficiency will help with heating costs.
  • Add insulation to your attic – Take a look and 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.
  • Schedule routine maintenance – Just like we visit the doctor to get checkups, your heating system needs to have checkups, 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 neglected.
  • Assess your HVAC system – If you notice your energy bills are continually increasing—regardless your efforts to enhance efficiency—it might be time to purchase a replacement heating system. The professionals at Craig's Heating & Cooling 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 reduce 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 would like routine maintenance on your heating system or would like an expert to provide additional information on reducing energy costs—we’ve got you covered. Give Craig's Heating & Cooling in Bountiful a call to begin. You can reach us at 801-396-0372 or schedule an appointment with us online.

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