Do you ever feel like you’re spending more and more money on your monthly bills and less on the things you want? If so, look to lower your energy bills by changing how you live. With just a few quick chores, next month’s energy bill will see a significant drop.
Seal Your Home
Now is the time where you need to start preparing for the cool weather. Inspect your home thoroughly for drafty windows and doors that need to be sealed. Apply paint-friendly caulk to any cracks on window and door frames. Also, utilize weatherstripping for windows and doors that don’t perfectly fit their frames. Otherwise, all of your warm indoor air will escape outside, causing your HVAC system to work harder.
Lower the Water Heater
When you purchase a hot water heater the stock temperature is anywhere from 140 to 150 degrees Fahrenheit. Turn down the temperature to the ideal setting of 120 degrees. Since this fixture is running constantly, heating the water those extra 20 to 30 degrees can add up in your monthly bills.
Change Air Filters
The air filters associated with your HVAC system should be changed every month or two. When too much dust and debris clogs up the filters it can impede the flow of air to and from the ductwork. This will cause your HVAC system to work harder, wasting more money than is needed. A quick changing of air filters will save you money, cut down on wear and tear of your unit, and increase the indoor air quality of your home.
Cutting down on the amount of energy you use each month can be easily done with just a few quick maintenance tasks. When you need help servicing your HVAC system or plumbing fixtures, contact the pros at Tri-City Appliance, Plumbing, Heating & Cooling. To learn more, or to schedule an appointment, give us a call at (203) 303-5700.