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What can I do during winter months to lower my energy bills?

Heating

Whether you enjoy winter or desire the warmer months in Plover, a lot of us make adjustments to make sure our home’s temperature keeps us comfortable. This can have a large impact on your energy bills, but there are steps you can take to bring monthly costs down.

  • Check weather stripping – After many years, the seals around your windows and doors can crack or become weathered. Walk around your home to pinpoint any drafts that need to be addressed.
  • Utilize your blinds – If your windows have blinds, they can be helpful in keeping your home warm. Keep them open during the day when the sun is out, and make sure to close them at nighttime, so the warmer air doesn’t escape.
  • Change your filter – Check your filter routinely to see if it needs to be changed. We advocate at least once every three months, but time between replacement can vary among households.
  • Purchase a programmable thermostat – Programmable thermostats may seem like just a handy way to make sure your home remains warm, but programmable thermostats can also help you reduce energy costs! You can arrange temperatures to be cooler when you are away from the home or sleeping. It’s just one way to be more efficient and help with energy costs.
  • Add insulation to your attic – Look to see if you have an adequate amount of insulation. Because heat rises, insulation in your attic is a great tool to decrease the chances of heat escaping.
  • Schedule routine maintenance – Just like we visit the doctor to get checkups, your heating system needs to have checkups, too. Hiring qualified technicians to clean and maintain your system will verify that your system is working effectively and efficiently. They can also identify small issues that could end up as more costly repairs if ignored.
  • Assess your HVAC system – If you notice your energy bills are continually increasing—even with your efforts to increase efficiency—it might be time to look for a replacement heating system. The team at Point Heating & Cooling can help you examine the performance of your HVAC system and walk through the choices for newer, more efficient models.

Not only will these steps lower the amount of money you are having to spend on heating bills, but many of them can help your heating system run more efficiently. More efficient energy use also supports the health of your equipment, which means your system will last longer.

If you need routine maintenance on your heating system or would like an expert to provide additional information on reducing energy costs—we’ve got you covered. Give Point Heating & Cooling in Plover a call to start down the right path. You can reach us at 715-504-0533 or book an appointment with us online.

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