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

Whether you appreciate winter or prefer the warmer months in Perry, a lot of us make adjustments to ensure our home’s temperature keeps us cozy. This can have a huge impact on your monthly bills, but there are steps you can take to reduce those energy 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.
  • Utilize your blinds – If your windows have blinds, they can be valuable in keeping your house 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 must be changed. We advocate at least once every three months, but time between replacement can vary among households.
  • Purchase a programmable thermostat – It may seem like just a convenient way to make sure your home keeps warm, but programmable thermostats can also help you reduce energy costs! You can arrange temperatures to be cooler when you are away from the home or sleeping. Being more mindful of efficiency will help with heating costs.
  • 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 useful tool to decrease the chances of heat escaping.
  • Book routine maintenance – Just like we visit the doctor to get checkups, your heating system needs a little attention, too. Hiring qualified technicians to clean and maintain your system will give you piece of mind that your system is operating effectively and efficiently. They can also detect small issues that could end up as more costly repairs if left unchecked.
  • Assess your HVAC system – If your utility bills are continually increasing—despite your efforts to enhance efficiency—it might be time to consider a replacement heating system. The professionals at Gillman Heating and Air can help you examine the performance of your HVAC system and walk through your options for newer, more efficient models.

Not only will these steps decrease the amount of money you are putting toward your energy costs, but many of them can help your heating system operate more efficiently. More efficient energy use also maintains the health of your equipment, which means your system will last longer.

If you would like routine maintenance on your heating system or would like an expert to provide insight on reducing energy costs—we’ve got you covered. Give Gillman Heating and Air in Perry a call to start down the right path. You can reach us at 478-202-3076 or book an appointment with us online.

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