In most homes, heating and air conditioning costs take up a major chunk of your energy bill. If you can reduce the strain on your HVAC system, you will save a significant amount of money. The heating contractors of Turnipseed Service in Wister, OK, have several suggestions on how to make your home more energy-efficient, so you can cut costs throughout the year.
How to Save on Heating Costs
1. Seal All Openings
From gaps under doors and cracks around windows to a wide-open chimney, you're probably losing a significant amount of indoor air without realizing it. Caulking cracks and choking the chimney can save you as much as 10% on your energy bill.
2. Tune Up Your HVAC Equipment
While it may sound counterintuitive to save money by hiring a heating contractor, regular tuneups can significantly improve your furnace or air conditioner's efficiency and performance—whittling away at your energy bill. Call Turnipseed Service today to schedule maintenance and your HVAC system will be working better than ever.
3. Insulate Your Home
A little insulation in your attic can make a massive difference in keeping your home comfortable. The better your insulation, the less you'll have to run your air conditioner or heater. This initial investment will save you money over time.
4. Replace Your HVAC System
Today, there are many energy-efficient options for heating and cooling systems and miscellaneous appliances. As a result, Turnipseed Service will help you find a Trane® model that uses less power than your current unit, saving you money.
5. Install New Windows
Your windows are one of the areas where your house consistently loses heat—and they're the one place you can't add insulation. However, new window designs are made to trap indoor air temperature. Replace your windows now, and they'll pay for themselves in energy savings.
If you're spending more than you want to on heating and cooling, your local heating contractor can help. Choose Turnipseed Service to maintain or replace your home HVAC system, or follow some of their other suggestions to cut your energy usage. For questions, call (918) 655-7477 or send a message online.