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What can I do during winter months to lower my energy bills?

Whether you enjoy winter or desire the warmer months in Pacheco, a lot of us make adjustments to be sure our home’s temperature keeps us content. This can have a huge impact on your utility costs, but there are steps you can take to reduce those energy costs.

  • Look at the weather stripping – As the years go on, the seals around your windows and doors can crack or become weathered. Walk around your home to identify any drafts that have to be addressed.
  • Utilize your blinds – If your windows have blinds, they can be helpful in keeping your house warm. Keep them open when the sun is shining during the day, and make sure to close them at nighttime, so the warmer air doesn’t escape.
  • Change your filter – Check your filter regularly to see if it should be changed. We suggest at least once every three months, but every household is different, so that can vary.
  • Buy a programmable thermostat – It may seem like just a convenient way to make sure your home remains warm, but programmable thermostats can also save money on your heating bill! You can fix temperatures to be on a lower setting when you are away from the home or sleeping. Using your heat more efficiently helps lower your bill.
  • Add insulation to your attic – Look to see if you have an acceptable amount of insulation. Because heat rises, insulation in your attic is a useful tool to decrease the chances of heat escaping.
  • Book routine maintenance – Just like we visit the doctor to get checkups, your heating system needs to have checkups, too. Hiring experts to clean and maintain your system will verify that your system is working effectively and efficiently. They can also detect small issues that could end up as more costly repairs if ignored.
  • Assess your HVAC system – If it seems like your monthly heating costs are continually increasing—despite your efforts to improve efficiency—it might be time to purchase a replacement heating system. An expert at Clean Air HVAC can help you analyze the performance of your HVAC system and walk through the choices for newer, more efficient models.

Not only will these steps decrease the amount of money you are having to spend on heating bills, but many of them can help your heating system work more efficiently. More efficient energy use also improves the health of your equipment, which means a longer life for your HVAC system.

If you need routine maintenance on your heating system or would like an expert to provide additional information on reducing energy costs—we’ve got you covered. Give Clean Air HVAC in Pacheco a call to get started. Contact our team at 925-233-6238 or arrange an appointment with us online.

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