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

Heating

Whether you like winter or desire the warmer months in Tuscaloosa, a lot of us make adjustments to be sure our home’s temperature keeps us comfortable. This can have a big impact on your utility costs, but there are steps you can take to help lower those costs.

  • Assess the weather stripping – After many years, the seals around your windows and doors can crack or become weathered. Walk around your home to pinpoint any drafts that should be addressed.
  • Take advantage of your blinds – If your windows have blinds, they can be useful in keeping your space warm. Keep them open when the sun is shining during the day, and make sure to close them at the end of the day, so the warmer air doesn’t escape.
  • Change your filter – Check your filter regularly to see if it needs to be switched out. We recommend at least once every three months, but that period of time can vary from house to house.
  • Buy a programmable thermostat – It may seem like just a convenient way to make sure your home stays warm, but programmable thermostats can also save you money! You can set temperatures to be lower when you are away from the home or sleeping. Using your heat more efficiently helps lower your bill.
  • Add insulation to your attic – Look to 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 needs a little attention, too. Hiring professionals to clean and maintain your system will verify that your system is working effectively and efficiently. They can also catch 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—regardless your efforts to improve efficiency—it might be time to look for a replacement heating system. The professionals at KDM Service Corporation 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 reduce the amount of money you are spending on your energy bills, 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 heating system will have a longer life.

If you would like routine maintenance on your heating system or would like an expert to provide additional information on reducing energy costs—we’ve got you covered. Give KDM Service Corporation in Tuscaloosa a call to start down the right path. You can reach us at 205-208-8090 or book an appointment with us online.

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