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

Whether you appreciate winter or desire the warmer months in Huffman, many of us make adjustments to make sure our home’s temperature keeps us comfortable. This can have a huge impact on your utility costs, but there are steps you can take to bring monthly costs down.

  • Assess the weather stripping – After many years, the seals around your windows and doors can crack or become weathered. Walk around your home to pinpoint any drafts that have to be addressed.
  • Make use of your blinds – If your windows have blinds, they can be useful in keeping your home warm. Keep them open while the sun is still shining throughout the day, and make sure to close them at nighttime, so the warmer air doesn’t escape.
  • Change your filter – Check your filter routinely to see if it should be switched out. We recommend at least once every three months, but time between replacement can vary among households.
  • Install a programmable thermostat – They may seem like just a handy way to make sure your home stays warm, but programmable thermostats can also save money on your heating bill! You can fix temperatures to be lower when you are away from the home or sleeping. Being more mindful of efficiency will help with heating costs.
  • Add insulation to your attic – Check to see if you have a sufficient amount of insulation. Because heat rises, insulation in your attic is a powerful tool to lower the chances of heat escaping.
  • Book routine maintenance – Just like we visit the doctor to get checkups, your heating system will benefit from having a professional look at it, too. Hiring qualified technicians to clean and maintain your system will give you piece of mind that your system is operating effectively and efficiently. They can also detect small issues that could end up as more expensive repairs if neglected.
  • Assess your HVAC system – If you notice your energy bills are continually increasing—regardless your efforts to increase efficiency—it might be time to look for a replacement heating system. The professionals at Air Houston Mechanical LLC can help you review the performance of your HVAC system and walk through the selection of newer, more efficient models.

Not only will these steps reduce the amount of money you are spending on your energy bills, but many of them can help your heating system work more efficiently. More efficient energy use also maintains the health of your equipment, which means your system will last longer.

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 Air Houston Mechanical LLC in Huffman a call to start down the right path. Contact our team at 832-777-1521 or book an appointment with us online.

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