If you’re tired of paying so much each month on your energy bills, there are several ways you can cut costs and reduce the amount of energy you use in your home. Part 1 of this blog series noted that getting a programmable thermostat, checking & changing your air filter, and utilizing natural sunlight are all great ways to promote better energy efficiency in your home. Here are 3 more energy-saving tips to utilize this winter: Furnace Repair North Oaks MN
Dress in Layers
An easy way to save on your heating bill is simply not to keep the indoor temperature up so high. Easier said than done though, right? We all want to be warm and cozy indoors and turning up the thermostat is a quick way to keep warm. But if you’re walking around in a T-shirt and shorts, then dressing in layers is also an easy way to keep warm without having to crank up the heat. Wearing a comfortable hat, long sleeves & pants, and warm socks or slippers will help you retain more heat. You can also cozy up under a warm blanket to utilize your body’s natural heat. Rugs also help keep a room warm. Consider that another major source of energy usage is using the washer and dryer, so when you wash your clothes, make sure you do full loads to make the most out of your energy usage. Using cold water for your laundry is also is an easy way to be a little bit more energy-efficient, and every bit adds up.
Assess Drafty Areas
One major way people lose out on heat and air is through drafty areas in the home. Windows and doors are major culprits of poor energy efficiency, especially if they haven’t been sealed or replaced in a while. If you’re sitting near the window and notice it’s significantly more drafty and colder than other areas, you are losing a lot of heat through that weakened point in your home. Your HVAC system is also having to work harder to maintain a comfortable temperature and therefore you’re losing out on money you’d otherwise be saving if the heat was retained in your home. After a while, your system will strain to operate which can cause stress on various components, leading to the need for furnace repairs. Assess the parts of your home where you notice excessive draftiness and seal those areas to promote better energy efficiency this winter.
Get Furnace Repairs
If you have one or more components of your HVAC system that aren’t optimally performing, it’s likely playing a major toll on your energy usage and month-to-month spending in an attempt to keep your home comfortable. Several signs may point to you needing furnace repairs, and some are more obvious than others. Strange, uncharacteristic noises are a major indicator that you need furnace repairs. A less obvious sign that you need furnace repairs is if people in your household are experiencing more frequent illnesses. If you notice higher energy bills compared to previous months and years, then you should have an HVAC technician check out your furnace and see what repairs need to be made.
If you need furnace repairs in North Oaks, contact All Climate Mechanical. Our furnace maintenance services and other HVAC system services can help keep your home comfortable and energy-efficient this winter. Contact us to learn more or to schedule an appointment, and watch for Part 3 of this blog series for a few more energy-saving tips.
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