In Port Arthur, Texas, fall is the ideal time of year to save energy at home, especially when it comes to your HVAC system. From programming your thermostat to sealing cracks and leaks, discover four ways to make your home more efficient this fall.

Program the Thermostat

When you switch from cooling to heating, don’t keep your temperature settings the same. Instead, the Thermacon Service Company recommends setting your thermostat to 68 degrees when heating. Don’t leave it set to 68 around the clock, though. If your family heads out for the day or goes to sleep around the same time every day, dial the temperature down by 10 degrees. Doing this gives your heating system a break and lowers your household energy consumption.

Schedule HVAC Maintenance

Whether you rely on a furnace or a heat pump to stay warm during the fall and winter, your system needs HVAC maintenance. Our team recommends scheduling a tuneup as early in the season as possible to keep your energy usage low throughout the season and to give our team a chance to identify any serious issues.

Consider an Upgrade

Getting as much life as possible out of your heating system might be smart for your budget, but this can seriously compromise your household energy consumption. New furnaces and heat pumps offer much better energy efficiency than do models that are 10 years or older, so it could be in your best interest to replace your old system. We recommend looking for a system with Energy Star certification, which means it meets or exceeds efficiency standards.

Seal Cracks and Leaks

The most effective way to make your home more efficient might be helping warm air stay inside while keeping cold air out. To do this, try adding weather-stripping around leaky windows and door frames and sealing cracks around your home’s foundation.

Whether you’re in the market for a new heating system or you need HVAC maintenance, our team is here to help. Call the HVAC pros at Thermacon Service Company at 866-797-1535.

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