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

Whether you like winter or favor the warmer months in Dallas, most of us make adjustments to ensure our home’s temperature keeps us content. This can have a large impact on your monthly bills, but there are steps you can take to reduce those energy costs.

  • Assess the weather stripping – As the years go on, the seals around your windows and doors can crack or become weathered. Walk around your home to identify any drafts that need to be addressed.
  • Make use of 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 regularly to see if it needs to be switched out. We advocate at least once every three months, but every household is different, so that can vary.
  • Buy a programmable thermostat – They may seem like just a simple way to make sure your home keeps warm, but programmable thermostats can also save you money! 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 – Take a look and see if you have a sufficient amount of insulation. Because heat rises, insulation in your attic is a powerful tool to reduce the chances of heat escaping.
  • Schedule routine maintenance – Just like we visit the doctor to get checkups, your heating system will benefit from having a professional look at it, too. Hiring qualified technicians to clean and maintain your system will verify that your system is operating effectively and efficiently. They can also detect small issues that could end up as more costly repairs if neglected.
  • Assess your HVAC system – If it seems like your monthly heating costs are continually increasing—even with your efforts to increase efficiency—it might be time to look for a replacement heating system. The team at Tri County Air Care LLC can help you examine the performance of your HVAC system and walk through the selection of newer, more efficient models.

Not only will these steps lower the amount of money you are putting toward your energy costs, but many of them can help your heating system work more efficiently. More efficient energy use also maintains the health of your equipment, which means your system will last longer.

If you would like 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 Tri County Air Care LLC in Dallas a call to start down the right path. You can reach us at 469-213-8367 or arrange an appointment with us online.

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