How to Save On Your Energy Bills for the Winter

Every season I like to tell home owners how they can save money on their energy bill for the winter or summer. This winter I have several ideas that can help put more money back in your pocket.

Lower the temperature on your water heater

Heating the water in your home can take up to 25 percent of the average energy bill. If you lower the thermostat on your water heater to 120 to 130 degrees you can save a lot of money this winter when heating your water!

Turn the thermostat down … but not too much

You can save up to four percent on heating costs for every degree you lower your thermostat, according to the EPA. But the easiest way to save money with your thermostat is to buy a programmable thermostat. Set it and forget it!

Turn ON the ceiling fan

Reverse the direction of your ceiling fans so they are turning clockwise in order to pull cool air up and push warm air down. Believe me, this works!

Get out the caulk gun

On average windows account for 20 percent of heat loss and gaps around wall outlets can allow heated air to leak outside of the home. Seal up cracks around your windows and wall outlets to help prevent hot air from leaving your home.

Have your HVAC system checked

One of the best ways to save money on your energy bills this winter is to have your heating system checked. At Climatic, our professionals can see a problem usually before it happens. Getting a serious problem fixed before it gets below freezing can give you peace of mind going into the winter months.

Also, the technician can make sure the unit is running as efficiently as possible so you can know you are not losing money while heating your home.

We recommend a Preferred Service Agreement where you get two comprehensive tune-ups and inspections to keep your unit working at full capacity.

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