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5 Home Energy Conservation Tips for the Winter

5 Home Energy Conservation Tips for the Winter

Prevent yourself from worrying and avoid higher utility bills this winter. From us at A-1 Heat & Air Conditioning, we give you these energy conservation tips for homeowners all over Central, Florida.

Enjoy The Sun

Winter is indeed the coldest season of the year. But, let us not forget the free and original heat source, and an excellent natural warmer— the sun.

During the daytime, open your curtains, put the blinds up and let the sunshine come into your home. Close the curtains at night to prevent the heat from escaping through open airways.

Wrap It Up

If you had turned on the thermostat several hours ago and still feels cold, then there’s a problem. One of the most common issues is the improper use of insulators and lack of insulation. Even if you have just purchased your insulation a few years back, wear and tear may happen—holes and gaps may also become visible.

Insulators not only help prevent heat from escaping, but also enhance the performance of your HVAC system. Plus, they help you save a huge amount of energy and money.

Inspect Your HVAC

Frequent repairs and uneven heating due to faulty and inefficient heating systems cost money. This is why a regular system inspection is necessary to prevent issues concerning your comfort and hard-earned dollars. Replace dirty filters, and clean the burner or for best results, schedule an appointment with a qualified technician.

You may also want to invest in programmable thermostats to know when you need to replace the air filters or when your HVAC system is malfunctioning.

Keep It Low

Adjust your thermostat setting a few degrees lower during the day to get more savings on your utility bills.

Save energy in the winter by setting it lower while you’re asleep or away from home. Set your thermostat at 68°F while you’re awake. By doing this, you can save as much as 10% in a year on your utility bills. Then, you may turn it back to its normal setting at 7°-10°F and leave it that way for at least 8 hours a day.

Be Mindful

The truth is—energy conservation in your home lies in the behavior of your family members. Simply put, use electronic devices only when absolutely necessary. Prevent leaving devices on standby mode instead of completely turning them off, falling asleep with the television and sound system on, and do not make a habit of deciding what to eat while the fridge’s door is open. Expenses can add up to a couple of dollars every year. Be more cautious while enjoying the benefits of modern-day devices.

To avoid unnecessary expenses in your HVAC system, schedule an appointment today! At A-1 Heat and Air Conditioning, we are here to help you make the most out of your heating system while saving money on your energy bills. Call us for all your comfort needs—from purchase, installation and repair to maintenance.