5 Tips for Reducing Your HVAC Energy Usage During the Winter

Looking to save on your energy bills this winter? Here are some tips for reducing your energy bills while staying warm.

5 Tips for Reducing Your HVAC Energy Usage During the Winter

Keep Out Drafts

Make sure to keep your home insulated so that drafts do not get in. In addition, make sure to seal any cracks in the walls. Cracks are especially common near windows and doors. Make sure your windows are closed completely. By keeping out drafts, heat will not escape your home.

Keep the Shades Open

At the same time, keep the shades open to allow sunlight to enter your home. This will provide some additional heat for your home.

Use Energy Smartly

Do not use unnecessary energy. If nobody is using a room or area, keep it unheated. Turn the heat off when you leave your house. Consider turning the thermostat down by a few degrees. You can still maintain a comfortable temperature, and lowering the temperature by a few degrees makes a big difference in the long run.

Use a Smart Thermostat

Install a smart thermostat to reduce energy usage. A smart thermostat will make sure that you are not using energy when it’s not needed. For example, it can detect when nobody is home and turn the heat off.

Maintain Your HVAC System

A well-maintained HVAC system is key to lowering your energy costs. If everything is working properly, your HVAC system will be more efficient and will be able to do more while using less energy. Get a professional to tune up your HVAC system every winter. Contact us for help. 

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