The winters might be mild in Nederland, Texas, but that doesn’t mean you should have to pay a lot during the winter to stay comfortable. With a few tips and tricks, you can keep warm and lower your winter electric bill at the same time.
Keep Winter Outside
There are several things you can do to keep the cold weather from seeping into your home without spending a lot of money.
- Use caulk and weatherstripping to seal cracks and spaces around the doors and windows of your house. Make sure to remove old and cracked sealants from earlier years and replace with new ones.
- Close your drapes and blinds at night and any time the sun isn’t shining directly on the windows.
- Check the insulation around your home. It’s meant to keep warm air inside, but poor insulation around the floors and crawl spaces can let cold air in, too.
Use Your Heater More Efficiently
It sounds simple to use your heater less, but there’s no reason to shiver and shake to save a few dollars, either.
- Lower your thermostat to between 68 and 70 degrees during the winter.
- Wear an extra layer of clothing and take advantage of the sweater weather while you’re at home.
- Make sure your ceiling fans are spinning clockwise to help move the warmer air through your home.
- Install a programmable thermostat so you can preset the best temperature for your family based on the time of day and whether you’re home or not.
- Check to make sure your vents aren’t blocked. If furniture is in the way, move it so that the air can flow freely.
- Check your filters each month, and change them at least every 90 days.
- Schedule maintenance for your HVAC system at least once a year to make sure everything is in good working condition.
It doesn’t take much to see big energy savings during the winter. If you’d like to schedule your yearly maintenance or discuss more energy-efficient heating options for your home, contact us here at Thermacon at 866-797-1535.
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