Do your home’s energy bills always seem to rise during the coldest and hottest months? You’re likely not alone. Throughout Spring Hill, Florida, homeowners like you face a common conundrum: how to save energy without sacrificing comfort in their homes. You can promote energy savings in your home this winter by using a programmable thermostat, checking seals around doors and windows, and cleaning or changing your HVAC system’s air filters.
Use a Programmable Thermostat
You can save money on energy costs during the winter if you lower the thermostat when you’re asleep or away from home. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, you can save as much as 10 percent a year on your energy bills by turning back your thermostat 7 to 10 degrees for eight hours a day.
Programmable thermostats adjust the temperature in your home according to a preset schedule. This feature is useful if you forget to adjust the temperature in your house before you leave for the day. You can also program the thermostat to raise the temperature at specific times of the day.
Check Seals Around Doors and Windows
Door and window openings are notorious for developing air leaks. Cool air from outdoors can enter gaps in door and window seals. These gaps can also allow conditioned air from inside your home to escape outdoors. Inspect seals around door and window openings and repair any cracks or gaps you discover.
Clean or Change Your HVAC System’s Air Filters
Dirty air filters can compromise the efficient operation of your HVAC system. Dust and debris accumulations can impede airflow through the filters. As a result, your system must work harder to keep your home comfortable. By cleaning or changing the air filters monthly during the winter, you can keep your heating system working properly and reduce the chances of a system breakdown.
For more energy-saving ideas for your home, consult the HVAC professionals of Senica Air Conditioning. Call us today at 866-881-5935.
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