Can you save money heating your home? Cooler weather is upon us, and with it, the search for ideas for spending less while keeping your house warm this winter. Here are some of the best steps to prepare for cold weather that can keep you cozy and your wallet happy.
Step 1: Check Your Ducts
Leaking ducts are a common way for your home to lose heat. When this happens, your home won’t stay warm, and your utility bills will go up as your HVAC works to keep up with demand.
Step 2: Change Your Filters
Dirty and clogged filters make your heating system work harder than it should to pull air in for heating. For consistent heat and reduced energy use, make sure your HVAC air filters are clean by changing them every 30-90 days.
Step 3: Lower the Temperature
Dropping the indoor temperature by a few degrees can lower your energy bills this winter. Another option is to install a smart thermostat to help you program your preferences and manage your energy use in real-time.
Step 4: HVAC Maintenance
Regular maintenance will ensure your system runs efficiently, using less energy while keeping your home consistently comfortable.
Step 5: Consider a Humidifier
Humid air feels warmer and holds heat more efficiently. Adding a home humidifier in the winter will make for a more comfortable home while also keeping those energy bills in check.
You don’t have to choose between a warm house and an affordable utility bill. With some simple steps, you can have a cozy house and manageable energy use. Contact your local McCall’s dealer for more tips on saving money while keeping your home warm this winter.