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

Whether you like winter or desire the warmer months in Kennesaw, many of us make adjustments to ensure our home’s temperature keeps us cozy. This can have a large impact on your energy bills, but there are steps you can take to help lower those costs.

  • Look at the weather stripping – Over time, the seals around your windows and doors can crack or become weathered. Walk around your home to find any drafts that need to be addressed.
  • Utilize your blinds – If your windows have blinds, they can be helpful in keeping your house warm. Keep them open during the day when the sun is out, and make sure to close them at night, so the warmer air doesn’t escape.
  • Change your filter – Check your filter continually to see if it needs to be switched out. We recommend at least once every three months, but that period of time can vary from house to house.
  • Purchase a programmable thermostat – It 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 set temperatures to be on a lower setting when you are away from the home or sleeping. Using your heat more efficiently helps lower your bill.
  • Add insulation to your attic – Look to see if you have a sufficient amount of insulation. Because heat rises, insulation in your attic is a powerful tool to lower the chances of heat escaping.
  • Call for routine maintenance – Just like we visit the doctor to get checkups, your heating system needs a little attention, too. Hiring professionals to clean and maintain your system will verify that your system is operating effectively and efficiently. They can also catch small issues that could end up as more pricey repairs if ignored.
  • Assess your HVAC system – If your utility bills are continually increasing—despite your efforts to enhance efficiency—it might be time to consider a replacement heating system. An expert at Total Comfort Solutions can help you review the performance of your HVAC system and walk through your options for newer, more efficient models.

Not only will these steps reduce the amount of money you are spending on your energy bills, but many of them can help your heating system work more efficiently. More efficient energy use also improves the health of your equipment, which means your system will last longer.

If you are considering routine maintenance on your heating system or would like an expert to provide more tips on reducing energy costs—we’ve got you covered. Give Total Comfort Solutions in Kennesaw a call to start down the right path. Contact our team at 404-987-5502 or book an appointment with us online.

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