How to Stay Warm and Save Money In Your Home This Winter
Looking for ways to stay warm this winter without spending a ton on your energy bills? We’ve got the perfect solutions so you don’t have to sacrifice your comfort to save a few extra bucks. Follow these tips to stay warm and save money, even in cold Childersburg winters.
Change or Clean Filters
How do dust, allergens, and other debris keep from circulating throughout your comfort system into your home? The air filter. Your filter is constantly stopping particulates from passing through your system, to keep the air you breathe in your home clean. Because of this, layers of debris will build up on the filter, and if you’re not regularly changing or cleaning them, the filters could become clogged. If the filters are clogged you’ll lose air flow and decrease efficiency, which will increase how much it costs to heat your home. To stay comfortable and save money, change your filters every 1-3 months; more often when living with smokers, allergy sufferers, or pets.
Repair or Replace Weatherstripping
Weatherstripping is subject to regular wear and tear over time. If it’s been a while since you examined your weatherstripping, do it now. Damaged or deteriorated weatherstipping can allow drafts into your home, let conditioned air out of your home, and cause inefficiency along with uncomfortable conditions. Repair or replace damaged pieces and use caulk to seal any cracks around windows or doors. Winters can get cold in Childersburg, so for extra protection from the cold, install storm doors and windows. You’ll experience optimal comfort levels and ultimate energy savings.
Utilize the Fireplace
Another great way to save money this winter is to utilize your fireplace and turn down the heat. However, if you haven’t inspected your chimney this season, do that first. Not sure how? Read this article for the best tips on winterizing your Childersburg home. With the fireplace acting as the source of heat for your home, you’ll save money and enjoy the ambiance in your home.
If you don’t have a fireplace, or don’t feel like getting it going, another great way to save money is to cuddle up with your family, pets, or a good book and blanket. Throw on your sweat pants and turn the heat down. You could easily save a good amount of money on your energy bills by lowering the temperature several degrees.
Insulate the Attic
Much of a home’s heat loss is due to improper insulation in the walls or the attic. If you’re experiencing uncomfortable temperatures this winter, ensure your insulation has not cracked, moved, or flaked away. If you don’t have insulation in the attic, you’re sacrificing comfort and efficiency.
Program Your Thermostat
Investing in a programmable thermostat is a great way to save money throughout the year. These thermostats allow you to schedule your home’s temperature for maximum efficiency and comfort. You can even save money while you’re away from home by lowering the temperature. Since temperature settings are controlled on a schedule, or from your smart device, your home can be warm again before you even return home.
Sign Up for Preventative Maintenance
Scheduling preventive maintenance before every cold season ensures you’re comfortable and saving money throughout the year. The licensed technicians at Sleeping Giant Heating & Cooling inspect every aspect of your comfort system to properly diagnose and fix any foreseeable problems. We change filters, test electrical components, and repair or replace broken or worn out parts. All of this ensures your comfort system doesn’t quit when you need it most, and saves you money by prolonging the life of your system and avoiding expensive emergency repairs. Even better, as a member of our maintenance plan, you’ll receive priority customer status.
Replace Your Heating System
If your system has been underperforming for the past few seasons and is 10-15+ years old, it may be time for a replacement. Sleeping Giants proudly offers American Standard heat pumps and furnaces. We can make recommendations as to which unit will best fit the needs of your home and your family, all with one visit. If you’re in the market for a new system, give us a call at 256-245-0220 today.
If you have questions about your furnace, or if you need a repair or replacement, call Sleeping Giant. Sleeping Giant Heating & Cooling, Inc. is your local American Standard Heating & Air Conditioning Customer Care Dealer in Childersburg, AL. We care about the comfort of your whole home and regularly provide tips and inspiration on home-related topics.
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