HVAC Money Saving Tips
As the temperatures start to drop, many homeowners across the country are looking for ways to save on their heating and cooling bills. While some people may be tempted to crank up the heat, this can lead to uncomfortable temperatures in your home and higher energy bills. Comfort Hounds shares some tips on how to save some money, while also feeling comfortable in your home.
Comfort Hounds Tips
Here are a few tips on how you can save money on your heating and cooling bills without feeling uncomfortably hot or cold:
1. Install a programmable thermostat
A programmable thermostat can help you save money on your heating and cooling bills by automatically adjusting the temperature in your home based on a schedule that you create. For example, you can set the thermostat to lower the temperature during periods when you’re not at home or asleep.
2. Seal any leaks around your doors and windows
Sealing any leaks around your doors and windows will help keep warm air inside your home during the winter months and cool air inside during the summer months. You can use caulk or weatherstripping to seal any leaks around doors and windows.
3. Install insulation
Installing insulation in your attic or crawlspace is another effective way to keep warm air inside during the winter months and cool air inside during the summer months.
4. Close off unused rooms
Closing off unused rooms will help prevent heated or cooled air from escaping through doorways and hallways into other parts of your house.
5. Use fans instead of turning up the thermostat
Using fans instead of turning up the thermostat can help circulate conditioned air throughout your home without causing it to become too hot or cold.
6. Plant trees
Planting trees in front of your home can help shade it from the sun during the summer months and keep it warm during the winter months.
Making small changes to your home to save on energy bills is almost always worth it. If there turns out to be something else wrong with your AC or heating system, we can repair or replace them for you! We’re always here to help you keep your home at the perfect temperature. Call us at 919-578-7798 or fill out the contact form if you have any questions or would like to schedule a service.