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

Heating

Whether you like winter or desire the warmer months in Robstown, a lot of us make adjustments to ensure our home’s temperature keeps us comfortable. This can have a large impact on your energy bills, but there are steps you can take to bring monthly costs down.

  • Check weather stripping – As the years go on, 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 helpful in keeping your home warm. Keep them open when the sun is shining during the day, and make sure to close them at nighttime, so the warmer air doesn’t escape.
  • Change your filter – Check your filter continually to see if it must be changed. 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 convenient way to make sure your home remains warm, but programmable thermostats can also save you money! You can fix temperatures to be lower 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 a sufficient amount of insulation. Because heat rises, insulation in your attic is a powerful tool to decrease 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 give you piece of mind that your system is operating effectively and efficiently. They can also detect small issues that could end up as more costly repairs if left unchecked.
  • Assess your HVAC system – If your utility bills are continually increasing—even with your efforts to enhance efficiency—it might be time to purchase a replacement heating system. The team at McNatt Inc can help you review the performance of your HVAC system and walk through your options for newer, more efficient models.

Not only will these steps lower the amount of money you are putting toward your energy costs, but many of them can help your heating system operate more efficiently. More efficient energy use also improves the health of your equipment, which means a longer life for your HVAC system.

If you are considering routine maintenance on your heating system or would like an expert to provide more tips on reducing energy costs—we’ve got you covered. Give McNatt Inc in Robstown a call to begin. Contact our team at 361-247-0605 or schedule an appointment with us online.

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