Cold winters in San Angelo TX can mean high heating costs. Fortunately, you can almost always improve your energy efficiency with little or no discomfort. Following these tips will help you get the best possible return on your heating energy investment.
Get Annual Heating System Maintenance
Tuneups can save you significantly on heating and cooling costs. As an added bonus, your HVAC will be 95 percent less likely to break down unexpectedly. Moreover, If heating repairs do become necessary, they are more likely to be routine in nature.
Remember Air Filter Replacement
Maintenance visits include a filter change. However, you should periodically check and change the filter as needed yourself between tune-ups. Don’t operate your heating system with a clogged filter. It can damage your HVAC equipment and cause additional heating repairs.
Clogged filters make your heating system strain to push hot air through the ducts. Energy costs can become much higher than they need to be. Check the filter monthly and change quarterly or more frequently as needed. Changing just one dirty filter can increase heating efficiency by up to 15 percent.
Reduce Heat at Night
Save on energy costs while you sleep by turning down the thermostat by 10 or 15 degrees. With an extra blanket or two, most people won’t notice a difference. Reducing indoor temps every night can add up to a savings of 10 percent every year.
Invest in a Programmable Thermostat
If you’d prefer to pocket the savings without fiddling with the thermostat, an programmable or smart device with standard features will do nicely. Programmable or smart thermostats can also reduce heating output when no one is home, and that saves you money on energy costs even more.
At Bowles Heating and Cooling, we aim to keep your home comfortable and your energy bills affordable. Visit us online, or call us directly to learn more.