Don’t Waste Your Money – Use These Tips for Effective Heating!Posted on
Homeowners spend 60 to 70 percent of their utility bills on home heating during winter according to a national survey. That’s a little much, don’t you think? So let’s focus on a few basic tips for energy efficient and effective winter heating for your Middle Tennessee home:
- HVAC System Maintenance
Neglect and dirt are the two main causes of HVAC system failure, so be sure to maintain your equipment. Any time is a good time to schedule a check-up of your heating equipment to make sure your system is operating at peak performance. Check and clean your system’s air filters every month. Make sure to replace if necessary.
- System with Energy Star
Whether you are replacing light bulbs or HVAC appliances in your home, Energy Star qualified products can help you save energy and reduce energy bills.
- Programmable Thermostat
Regulate your home’s temperature while you’re away or asleep by using one of the convenient pre-programmed settings on a programmable thermostat. When used properly, programmable thermostats can save you up to $180 every year in energy costs.
- Improve Insulation in Your Home
As much as 20 percent of the air moving through your home’s duct system is lost due to leaks and poor connections. Sealing air leaks with caulk or spray foam, or weather stripping your doors and windows will have a significant impact on improving your comfort and reducing energy bills.
For more information on the new HVAC equipment, rebates and/or scheduling a spring check-up of your HVAC equipment contact Roscoe Brown Heating and Cooling.