Winter is now here, which means you can expect dropping temperatures and rising heating bills. Doing the right things when it comes to your HVAC system can help reduce your energy bills and make your home feel more comfortable. In today’s article, Broom Heating & Air Conditioning, the top HVAC repair company in our local area, provides tips to help you save on your heating bills.
Set Your Thermostat Properly
It may be tempting to set your thermostat to 75 degrees to keep the interior comfortable, but try not to do this because it will raise your home’s energy expenses. Instead, consider setting your thermostat at 68 degrees Fahrenheit. This is a temperature that will keep you comfortable while saving you a significant amount of money. If you can handle it, setting your thermostat to 62 degrees overnight and when you’re away for the day can save you even more. If you leave home for a few days, turn the temperature down to 55. This is the lowest thermostat setting you can use without your pipes freezing.
Check Your Home for Air Leaks
As heating and air conditioning experts, we strongly recommend checking your home for air leaks regularly. Air leaks will require you to pay more money on your heating bills than you should. Drafty windows and doors can allow cold air to enter your home and heat to escape, so check the weatherstripping around your windows and doors and replace it if necessary. You should also look for places where heated air can enter an unfinished attic space. Seal these openings using caulk.
Schedule Regular HVAC Inspections
Your heating system works hard to keep your interior warm and comfortable. Most of the time, it will work nonstop. Unfortunately, this can cause the buildup of contaminants at various points throughout the inner workings of your HVAC system, which is why you should call us to service your heating system regularly. We can greatly improve its performance and energy efficiency, saving you money. Our services can also increase your system’s life span and prevent future HVAC issues.
You can rely on Broom Heating & Air Conditioning for all of your heating repair and maintenance needs. We’ve been in business for decades, and our technicians have the skills, knowledge, experience and resources to handle any kind of HVAC problem. We offer a diverse range of services and use only the best products for our customers. Call us at (803) 754-5466 to learn more about our products and services or to request an appointment. You can also contact us here.