How To Optimize Your Energy Efficiency This Winter

November 13, 2019

During the cold winter months, people deserve to be cozy and warm at home. However, rising energy costs are continuing to make this more expensive each year. There are three easy tips that you can follow that can help you optimize the energy efficiency of your heater.

Have It Inspected and Serviced

The first thing that you need to do this winter is to have your heater fully inspected and serviced by a licensed HVAC technician. For those who are in the Houston area, My Guys Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning can handle all annual inspections and routine service needs. By having this work done, your heater will work as efficiently as possible. Technicians will confirm their current condition and make any necessary repairs or improvements.

Manage the Temperature Carefully

Another way that you can make your heater more efficient this winter is by managing the temperature of your home efficiently. Many people end up wasting hundreds of dollars each winter by not adjusting their thermostat when it is necessary. While you may like it to be warm when you get home from work, you do not necessarily need to maintain that temperature all day when you’re away. By adjusting your thermostat appropriately, you can drastically reduce energy usage. This can be made easier by either getting a programmable or smart thermostat.

Prepare Your Home

Carefully preparing your home for winter can also go a long way toward reducing heating bills. Some good tips to follow can include sealing and covering drafty windows, having your vents and ductwork cleaned, and properly closing your fireplace when it’s not in use. All of these will help to prevent warm air from leaving your home and cold air from getting in.

At My Guys Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning in Conroe, TX, our technicians are qualified to help you improve the energy efficiency of your heating system. We can complete any necessary repairs, and provide additional insight into how you could optimize your energy efficiency. If you would like to learn more about the heating and cooling services we provide, contact us today.

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