Don’t sacrifice your comfort in order to obtain lower energy bills this winter! Stay warm AND save money by following these tips for cold Madison County weather.
Change Filters Stay warm and save money
Your air filters work to keep the air in your home clean by blocking airborne particulates from circulating through your ducts and entering your home. Your filter is regularly building up dust, mold, allergens, and other particles, so it’s important to change it or clean it every 1-3 months.
Every season before the cold really sets in, you should inspect your weather stripping. However, if you haven’t done so yet this season, do it now to keep from losing any more heat or money! Any deteriorated or damaged weather stripping should be replaced, and you should seal any cracks around doors or windows with caulk. These simple steps can help better regulate temperatures in your home and save you money on your monthly bills.
Use the Fireplace save money this winter
If you have a fireplace, use it this winter! By turning down the heat a little and warming up by the fire, you can save money, stay comfortable, and even get the true ambiance of the season in your home. Ensure your fireplace is inspected and cleaned before using it to avoid any mishaps, and read our blog on home heating fire prevention tips.
If you don’t have a fireplace, chances are you have a few blankets. Turn the heat down a couple degrees and snuggle up under your blankets with your favorite book and your furry friend. Don’t forget to wear your fuzzy socks as well!
If you’re experiencing a lot of heat loss in your home, it could be coming from openings in the insulation of your attic. An improperly insulated attic will raise your energy bills and create uncomfortable temperatures in your home. Ensure any cracks and crevices in your insulation are sealed to save you money and keep you warm this winter.
Program Your Thermostat
An important part of saving money throughout every season is having a programmable thermostat. These thermostats allow you to schedule the temperatures of your home based on your schedule. When you’re away, you can save money, and when you’re home you’ll always be comfortable. For the best money-saving tips, read our guide to controlling your programmable thermostat.
Maintain Your Heating System
Maintaining your heating system is the most crucial step in keeping low energy bills and maximum comfort levels. Regular preventative maintenance prolongs the life of your system, increases efficiency, and lessens the need for costly emergency repairs. The licensed technicians at Garrison & Garrison will inspect your system, clean system elements, and repair or replace damaged or worn out parts. Our maintenance plans keep your family comfortable every season and will save you money for years to come.
Replace Your Heating System
If your system is over ten years old, or if it has needed constant repairs over the past few seasons, it may be time for a replacement. Luckily, Garrison & Garrison offers top-of-the-line American Standard heat pumps and furnaces to suit every home, family, and budget.
If you think you might be in the market for a new heating system, call Garrison & Garrison at 256-859-8500. We care about the comfort of your whole home and want to keep you warm this winter! You can rest easy knowing your comfort system is in good hands with us.