With winter here, rising energy bills may become a concern for homeowners in White Oak, North Carolina. Rather than facing yet another costly season, consider the various ways in which you can lower the heating bill in your home. Here are four professionally recommended ways of lowering your heating bill in the coming winter months:
Install a Smart Thermostat
A smart thermostat will enable better heat regulation by making automatic temperature adjustments as per your preferred schedule. When you’re away or asleep, it’ll go into an energy-saving mode and turn the temperature down by 10-15%. Using geofencing, the thermostat will detect your return and return the temperature to your desired comfort level. Such regulation can reduce your heating bill to a considerable extent.
Clean and Clear Vents and Radiators
A dust build-up on your vents and radiators will prevent free airflow to and from the furnace. Large objects in front of them will, too. Dust the vents and radiators as often as possible, and move furniture and other obstructions away. As a result, you’ll prevent putting extra strain on your HVAC system, which causes higher heating bills.
Draw Curtains and Shut Doors
If you have south-facing windows, let the sunlight in during the day to warm your interior. Draw the curtains in the evening to keep the heat inside. Shutting the door when you’re in a room will also help maintain its warmth. It can even raise it with the heat from your body, the light bulbs and your electronic devices.
Add Sealing and Insulation
Your heating bill is going to shoot up if warm air leaks out. Such energy losses usually occur around doors and windows as well as inlets and outlets for wires, cables and pipes. Seal them using caulk and weatherstripping. Prevent further energy loss by insulating your attic and basement space and shutting the chimney flue when you’re not using it.
Implement these ideas and see a drop in your energy bill. If you need any assistance with your heating system, don’t hesitate to get in touch with Bass Air Conditioning Company. You can call us at 910-778-1536.
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