You want to save on your utility bill, but you also want to be comfortable. There’s a way you can do both. Alabama Cooling & Heating in Birmingham knows all about keeping homes warm. Their heating and cooling professionals have put together a list of three tips to efficiently keep your home cozy this fall and winter.
3 Home Heating Tips
Protect Your Home Against Drafts
Caulking around your windows and applying weather-stripping around doors are some simple ways to keep out drafts. Check that no cold air is coming through gaps around your electrical outlets. You can also keep warmth in and cold out by insulating your attic. Closing your fireplace flue and locking doors and windows are some things you can do every day of the year to help your home be more energy efficient.
Check Your Thermostat
Lowering your thermostat to 68 degrees and keeping it five to eight degrees lower at night or when you’re away can save you up to 10% in energy every year. Make sure the temperature stays within a narrow range, so your furnace doesn’t have to work too hard to get the temperature back up to your comfort level. Don’t set your thermostat too low, though, or you’ll risk having your pipes burst.
Schedule a checkup with your HVAC services company. Regular maintenance on your furnace can help it retain 95% of its efficiency over its lifetime. Change furnace filters once a month to keep them from getting dirty and affecting performance. Also, check that your water heater isn’t turned up too high, and reset it if it is.
If you’d like more energy-saving tips, Alabama Cooling & Heating can help. They’ve been providing quality heating and cooling services for 25 years. Their HVAC technicians are licensed and regularly continue their education. They also give free estimates and flexible financing, so call them at (205) 980-8180 or visit them online.