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

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

  • Check weather stripping – Over time, the seals around your windows and doors can crack or become weathered. Walk around your home to find any drafts that should be addressed.
  • Utilize your blinds – If your windows have blinds, they can be helpful in keeping your space warm. Keep them open when the sun is shining during the day, and make sure to close them at the end of the day, so the warmer air doesn’t escape.
  • Change your filter – Check your filter regularly to see if it must be replaced. We suggest at least once every three months, but every household is different, so that can vary.
  • Purchase a programmable thermostat – Programmable thermostats may seem like just a simple way to make sure your home keeps warm, but programmable thermostats can also save money on your heating bill! You can set 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 – Look to see if you have an acceptable amount of insulation. Because heat rises, insulation in your attic is a useful tool to lower the chances of heat escaping.
  • Schedule routine maintenance – Just like we visit the doctor to get checkups, your heating system needs a little attention, too. Hiring professionals to clean and maintain your system will confirm that your system is working effectively and efficiently. They can also identify small issues that could end up as more costly repairs if neglected.
  • Assess your HVAC system – If your utility bills are continually increasing—despite your efforts to improve efficiency—it might be time to look for a replacement heating system. The team at Four Seasons Air Conditioning and Heating LLC can help you analyze the performance of your HVAC system and walk through the selection of newer, more efficient models.

Not only will these steps decrease 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 your system will last longer.

If you need 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 Four Seasons Air Conditioning and Heating LLC in Kingsville a call to start down the right path. Give us a shout at 361-214-1203 or book an appointment with us online.

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