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

Heating

Whether you like winter or prefer the warmer months in Chadron, a lot of us make adjustments to ensure our home’s temperature keeps us content. This can have a big impact on your monthly bills, but there are steps you can take to bring monthly costs down.

  • 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.
  • Utilize your blinds – If your windows have blinds, they can be useful in keeping your house warm. Keep them open during the day when the sun is out, 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 continually to see if it should be changed. We suggest at least once every three months, but time between replacement can vary among households.
  • Install a programmable thermostat – They may seem like just a handy way to make sure your home keeps warm, but programmable thermostats can also save you money! You can fix 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 – Look to 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.
  • Schedule routine maintenance – Just like we visit the doctor to get checkups, your heating system will benefit from having a professional look at it, too. Hiring experts to clean and maintain your system will give you piece of mind that your system is working effectively and efficiently. They can also catch small issues that could end up as more expensive repairs if left unchecked.
  • Assess your HVAC system – If your utility bills are continually increasing—even with your efforts to enhance efficiency—it might be time to look for a replacement heating system. The team at MPC Heating & Cooling can help you review the performance of your HVAC system and walk through the choices for newer, more efficient models.

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

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 MPC Heating & Cooling in Chadron a call to get started. Give us a shout at 308-832-4321 or book an appointment with us online.

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