With colder winter weather occurring in our region, we can expect our furnace to be working a little harder right now to make sure we are cozy and comfortable in our homes. Increased heating usage means we could see our utility bills to take on a similar form.
Since we are all looking for ways to save money around the holiday season, give our tips below a good read and learn how to save on your utility bills this year.
Change HVAC Furnace Filters Regularly
Your HVAC furnace filter is essential to help run your heating and cooling system efficiently; it helps clean the air by collecting dirt, dust, and dander circulating in the home. It’s also important to change your HVAC furnace filters on a regular monthly basis to make sure your furnace filter doesn’t lead to problems like restricted airflow, short cycling, and even HVAC system breakdown. Keep this simple task on the top of your checklist during peak heating months to best assist HVAC system performance and efficiency.
Keep Up On Routine Maintenance
The best way to ensure that your heating and cooling system is operating at peak efficiency is to have preventative maintenance performed by a professional HVAC technician each season. During a tune-up, a service technician will check the main system components to confirm that everything is in good, working condition, as well as make any adjustments and recommendations needed in order to help maximize the efficiency of the HVAC system.
Invest In A Programmable/Wifi Thermostat
Programmable thermostats are a great way to save on utility bills because they can be preset to operate around your schedule. If your thermostat is also Wifi-enabled, you can set and adjust your HVAC system from wherever you are. Using a mobile app, you can easily manage how your heating and cooling system is running, no matter how close or far away you are from home.
Avoid Blocking Or Covering Air Vents
Closing air vents in the home will restrict the proper airflow that your HVAC system is designed to provide. While you may have good intentions for redirecting air to other rooms where the air vents are open. Ensuring the home’s air vents are open and not blocked will help save on utility bills because your HVAC system won’t be overworked.
Upgrade Your Home HVAC System
Did you know that most of your home’s energy usage can be attributed to running the furnace and/or air conditioner? When you notice that your heating and cooling system isn’t running as efficiently or that you aren’t getting the comfort that you are looking for, it might be time to replace it. Performance and comfort issues could be due to an aging system that’s just not up to par with your home heating and cooling needs. Replacing an underperforming, inefficient heating and cooling system will often be more cost-effective than spending additional operational or repair costs in the long run, so we recommend getting an estimate when issues begin to arise.
Call the fast, friendly team at Logan Services if your HVAC system isn’t running as efficiently as it should. Count on us to bring optimal home comfort to your home in Dayton, Columbus, and Cincinnati.