January is the coldest month in the south, and you don’t want to sacrifice heating your home just to cut costs. The good news is you don’t have to. We’ve got three tips to help you save money while heating your home this winter.
Tip #1: Change Your Air Filter
The easiest and least expensive way to save money on heating is by changing your air filter. When it gets full of dirt, it’s more difficult for the HVAC system to pull air through it, causing it to work overtime. A system that must work harder to do the same job will use more energy and cost you more on your monthly utility bills.
Tip #2: Upgrade Your Thermostat
An old thermostat will make your HVAC system less effective and less efficient. The thermostat controls the furnace cycles, and if you don’t have one that’s programmable, you’re missing a huge opportunity to reduce your energy use. Programmable and smart thermostats also help keep your home more consistently comfortable. By programming when you want the temperature adjusted, you can reduce the amount of heat when you’re asleep or away from home and bump it back up when you want your home warmer.
Tip #3: Don’t Skimp on Maintenance
Regular maintenance on your HVAC system is one of the best ways to ensure energy efficiency. When your equipment is correctly tuned, cleaned, lubricated, calibrated, and inspected for any issues, it’s going to run better and use less energy, saving you money. You can keep your house nice and warm this winter and still save money on your energy bills. For more information on how to keep your HVAC system running efficiently all winter, contact your local McCall’s Supply, Inc. dealer.