Saving Money on Winter Energy Bills

High energy bills in the winter can cause a lot of stress. There are several ways that you could heat your home more efficiently and lower the amount you have to pay when the temperatures outside start to drop. Having a clean furnace that is free from any obstructions can dramatically increase the efficiency of your heating system. By checking your furnace filter monthly, you can replace it when it gets dirty.

Ways to Reduce Your Energy Bills in the Winter

Making a few lifestyle adjustments can end up greatly reducing your energy bill. Something as simple as using LED lights for your Christmas decorations could end up greatly reducing your electricity bills. Opening the shades on south-facing windows can let in a lot of sunlight to warm different rooms. Some of the other steps you can take include:

  • Heating only the rooms you use
  • Lowering the house temperature at night
  • Wearing warmer clothing instead of increasing the heat
  • Using a humidifier

Having proper insulation in your home could keep heat from escaping to the outside. Furthermore, weather stripping for your windows and doors can keep cold air from entering around small openings. To keep hot air from rising and leaving the inhabitants of a room cold at the bottom, use ceiling fans to keep warm air circulating. It’s also important to address heating repairs as soon as there’s a noticeable problem.

Trusted Energy Efficiency Experts

Morris-Herron Heating & Cooling is a locally owned and operated company in Marion, NC, that has more than 20 years of experience with repairing, installing, and maintaining heaters. We’re prepared to make your HVAC system operate as efficiently as possible so that you can save money in the long run. Our team is fully licensed and insured for the safety of our customers. To ensure results that we can stand behind, we use parts that we can trust. We’ve been a Rheem Pro Dealer since 2015, and we can work with any type of heating system you have. Call us today to learn more.

Lower Your Power Bills With These Handy Tips

During the cold winter months, it can be tempting to crank up your thermostat. However, that can really cause your power bills to skyrocket. Instead of spending a small fortune on heating costs, give the following money-saving tips a try.

Keep Your Heating System Clean

A well-maintained furnace runs more efficiently than a dirty model, so change your furnace filter multiple times throughout the year. Have your system inspected annually by our technicians to ensure that the parts are clean and working properly. Getting your ducts and vents cleaned can help as well.

Install a Programmable Thermostat

Your home’s indoor temperature can be turned lower at night. With a programmable thermostat, you can set a temperature schedule ahead of time. This can spare you the annoyance of forgetting to adjust the thermostat before bed. Trade-Mark can install a modern thermostat in your Ingram, TX, home.

Replace Your Furnace

If your furnace is more than a decade old, it may be time to see us about upgrading to a newer model. As furnace technology improves, heating systems become more efficient in their use of energy. The more efficient a furnace is, the less you’ll have to spend to heat your house. Therefore, a new furnace may pay for itself within a few years.

Let in the Light

Opening your curtains during the day is a natural way to warm up your home. Just be sure to draw the shades again in the evening in order to insulate your home against nighttime heat loss.

Check for Leaks

If cold air is getting into your home or warm air is escaping, you’re probably paying more than necessary on your heating bills. Caulking the gaps around windows and door frames can help stop this. Ductwork can also be a source of air leaks, so you may need to seal and wrap your ducts.

Trade-Mark offers both heating and cooling services in the Ingram area. Geothermal, air quality and sheet metal services are available as well. To learn more, call the pros at Trade-Mark today.