Winter is coming to your Bath, Pennsylvania, home and that means the season of higher energy bills is on the horizon as well. The good news is that you can get control of your energy and reduce your overall utility bills during the winter months by following the few tips listed below.
Invest in a Good Thermostat
If you don’t already have one, invest in a good programmable or smart thermostat that allows you to control the temperature in your home and reduce the temperature when everyone is away. Lowering the thermostat even five degrees can significantly reduce your energy bills.
Replace Your Filter
Keeping your filter regularly changed and clean will allow it to perform its job better. When your filters become too clogged, they can reduce the efficiency of your heater, driving up your utility bills as your HVAC system is forced to work harder to achieve the desired temperature.
Schedule Some Pre-Winter HVAC Maintenance
A clean and well functioning HVAC system will have to work less to create the desired temperature. The less your HVAC system has to work, the more efficiently it will run, which will lead to lower utility bills.
Reduce the Temperature of Your Hot Water
While having a hot shower can feel amazing on a cold winter morning, it is important to remember that your hot water is also used for a number of appliances in your home. By lowering your water temperature to 120 degrees during the winter, you can save a significant percentage off of your monthly energy bills. Before doing so, make sure the temperature meets your appliance requirements.
Seal Up Any Leaks
Leaks in your home, no matter how small, can lead to large amounts of wasted energy. Start anywhere you feel a draft or notice old or worn caulking. For doors with drafts at the bottom, you can use a draft block in place on the bottom when it is closed.
Get your HVAC system prepared for the winter months by contacting Sullivan Oil & Propane at 610-813-6555 today to schedule your maintenance.
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