Fall is here and winter is slowly creeping up behind. With that means colder temperatures and high energy costs are you work to keep your home warm and cozy. The good news is that there are easy ways that you can lower your energy bills, even during the coldest parts of the year. The HVAC team here at A-Abel want you to know these tips for keeping your home energy efficient so you can enjoy the crisp autumn air outside, not inside.
Seal up leaks
Leaks in your air ducts, around your windows and even up your chimney are invitations for money to fly out of your home. You can save as much as 10 percent, and sometimes even more, on your heating and cooling bills just by sealing leaks in your HVAC system. Be certain to check the caulking around your windows and don’t forget to close the chimney.
Open up your curtains
Now that summer’s over, you can allow light in and have sunlight help heat your home. Keeping your blinds or curtains open is an effective way to have that sunlight bring heat into your home. As an added bonus, having that extra sunlight will help keep seasonal depression at bay.
Change your filter
When was the last time you changed your air filter? A dirty air filter makes your HVAC system work harder than it should. Changing it ensures that the air can flow freely through your home and your system. Keeping your filter fresh will also prevent system overload and give you more effective years of use out of your system.
Use your thermostat to its best advantage
Your thermostat is a powerful tool for saving energy. Learn to set it so that you are not wasting energy. Lowering the temperature a few degrees when you are at work or at night after you have fallen asleep can lead to huge energy savings, without sacrificing your comfort level. If you have a tendency to get chilly at night, it may be wise to invest in a nice down comforter.
Schedule a system tune-up
Many little components of your furnace affect its efficiency. Have your system inspected and tuned up at the beginning of the fall and watch as your energy bills drop. Contact the A-Abel team to schedule an furnace tune-up in your Dayton, Ohio home.