Saving energy in your Fayetteville, North Carolina, home during the cold winter months is important not only to reduce your environmental footprint but also to reduce the costs on your monthly energy bills. By following a few simple tips, you can prepare your home for the cold weather months and improve your overall energy efficiency.
Make Sure Your Home is Properly Insulated
Having the proper insulation in your home will help you keep the warm air in and the cool air out without making your HVAC system work harder than it needs to. Insulation can also help prevent common problems that can occur in the winter, such as frozen pipes and an ice-loaded roof. Start by checking your current insulation for damage and places where you can use a little extra padding.
Install a Programmable Thermostat
A programmable thermostat is a great way to help keep your home at a comfortable temperature when you are away. It can also change the temperature settings and reduce your energy usage when no one is at home.
You can also choose a smart thermostat that can learn your energy-use habits and provide you with even more efficiency.
Address Any Drafts in Your Home
One of the quickest ways to reduce the energy efficiency in your home is by having your energy wasted through cracks, leaks, and drafts in your home. The most likely culprit letting cold air in your home is the seals around the windows and doors. If your windows are older, you can consider covering them with plastic throughout the season and put a draft stop under old doors.
Keep Your HVAC System Well-Maintained
A well-maintained HVAC system can improve your energy efficiency and prevent costly repairs and breakdowns when you depend on your system most. Your HVAC technician will replace your filter, clean your system, and calibrate your thermostat to make sure you are getting the proper airflow you need to ensure your system is running as efficiently as it can.
Improve your HVAC system’s efficiency by contacting Cape Fear Air Conditioning, Heating, & Electrical Company, Inc. at 910-216-9394 today to schedule your heating maintenance. We will also provide you with helpful tips to keep your system functioning.
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