5 Ways to Save Energy this Fall
When your heating system kicks into gear to face the cooler temperatures of fall and winter, utility costs could skyrocket. Consider these five tips that can help you save money on your energy bills.
1. Program the Thermostat
It’s not a good idea to let the house drop to freezing temperatures when you leave. This will force the heating system to work longer to restore comfort. Instead, program the thermostat at a few degrees below your desired temperature whenever you go out. Programming it before you go to bed is another good idea.
2. Replace the Air Filters
Pleated air filters should be replaced every three to six months, and fiberglass filters should be replaced every 30 days. Dirty filters can not only reduce indoor air quality but also hinder airflow, putting stress on the heating system and raising the utility bills.
3. Get Regular Maintenance
At Innovative Mechanical, LLC, we encourage the residents of Marietta, GA, to request annual heating maintenance. A tune-up can cover all the basics, including filter replacement and duct cleaning, and keep your packaged unit or heat pump from developing major problems.
4. Add Insulation
Insulation keeps more warm air in your home, so make sure you have enough layers of it, especially in your attic and wall cavities. Note that older homes usually don’t have insulated wall cavities. Besides adding layers, you could consider upgrading to insulation with a higher R-value.
5. Seal Cracks and Gaps
Cracks and gaps will steal all the warm air. Sealing them up with caulking or a foam sealant is one of the cheapest and most effective ways to prevent energy loss.
Hire NATE-Certified Heating Technicians
For heating/cooling repairs, maintenance, and installations in Marietta, look no further than Innovative Mechanical, LLC. We boast over 50 years of experience, and we work with all major brands, including Trane, Lennox, Bryant, and Ruud. You can even depend on us for the installation of humidifiers, dehumidifiers, and tankless water heaters. Call us for an appointment.