How to Be Energy Efficient This Winter
Homes that are energy efficient tend to be more comfortable and less costly to maintain. Furthermore, using less energy to keep your home at a consistent temperature will result in lower heating bills. Let’s take a look at how you can keep energy loss to a minimum during the winter months.
Have the Furnace Inspected
Ideally, you will have the folks from F & R Air Conditioning, Inc. in Abbeville, LA, inspect your furnace before you turn it on this winter. This can help to ensure that motors and fan blades aren’t caked with dust, dirt, or other debris that will force them to work harder than necessary. It may also help to ensure that the furnace has a clean air filter and that furnace pipes aren’t cracked or otherwise damaged.
Keep the Thermostat at a Lower Temperature When You’re Not Home
If you’re looking to conserve energy, set your thermostat to approximately 61 degrees when you aren’t home and 66 degrees when you are home. As a general rule, it will only take a few minutes for the house to warm up after everyone gets back from school or work. Therefore, you don’t have to worry about being uncomfortable for too long, even if the house has been allowed to remain chilly for several hours during the day.
Check Your Home’s Insulation
Insulation can keep warm air from escaping through walls, ceilings, or other parts of the home. Therefore, you may be able to turn the thermostat down during the day or keep it off entirely until the overnight hours. Furthermore, homes that are properly insulated tend to be warmed evenly, which means that it won’t be colder in your bedroom than it is in the living room or kitchen.
If you are looking to conserve energy this winter, give the folks at F & R Air Conditioning, Inc. a call today! In addition to heating system maintenance, we can provide heating installation and repairs as well as a full range of cooling services. Our team also offers indoor air quality assessments and products.