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

Whether you appreciate winter or desire the warmer months in Front Royal, many of us make adjustments to ensure our home’s temperature keeps us comfortable. This can have a big impact on your monthly bills, but there are steps you can take to help lower those costs.

  • Check weather stripping – As the years go on, the seals around your windows and doors can crack or become weathered. Walk around your home to find any drafts that have to be addressed.
  • Take advantage of your blinds – If your windows have blinds, they can be helpful in keeping your space warm. Keep them open when the sun is shining during the day, and make sure to close them at night, so the warmer air doesn’t escape.
  • Change your filter – Check your filter routinely to see if it must be replaced. We recommend at least once every three months, but every household is different, so that can vary.
  • Buy a programmable thermostat – Programmable thermostats may seem like just a simple way to make sure your home keeps warm, but programmable thermostats can also save money on your heating bill! You can arrange temperatures to be on a lower setting when you are away from the home or sleeping. It’s just one way to be more efficient and help with energy costs.
  • Add insulation to your attic – Take a look and see if you have an adequate amount of insulation. Because heat rises, insulation in your attic is a powerful tool to lower the chances of heat escaping.
  • Call for routine maintenance – Just like we visit the doctor to get checkups, your heating system needs to have checkups, too. Hiring experts to clean and maintain your system will give you piece of mind that your system is operating effectively and efficiently. They can also identify small issues that could end up as more expensive repairs if ignored.
  • Assess your HVAC system – If your utility bills are continually increasing—regardless your efforts to enhance efficiency—it might be time to look for a replacement heating system. The professionals at Dave's Diversified Services can help you review the performance of your HVAC system and walk through the selection of newer, more efficient models.

Not only will these steps lower the amount of money you are spending on your energy bills, but many of them can help your heating system operate more efficiently. More efficient energy use also improves the health of your equipment, which means your system will last longer.

If you are considering 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 Dave's Diversified Services in Front Royal a call to get started. Contact our team at 540-369-3971 or schedule an appointment with us online.

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