Our February energy savings blog helped you slash your utility bills during the spring and summer. Now, it’s time to tackle fall and winter. Here are Rapid Repair Experts’ top 4 energy saving tips for lower heating bills this fall.
Turn down the thermostat in Raleigh, NC
This is probably the easiest thing you can do to immediately cut back on your energy usage. Try turning down the temperature in your home as low as comfortably possible. Chances are you’ll be surprised at how low you can go while still feeling warm! Aim below 70 degrees to make a real dent in your energy bills this fall and winter. If that’s a little too cool for your taste, use a humidifier. Humid air feels warmer, allowing you to turn down the heat while staying comfortable. In addition, a humidifier can reduce static electricity and sooth dry skin.
Reverse your ceiling fan
Remember when we told you to set your fans to the forward setting to make your home cooler? It’s fall now, so you’ll soon need to use your fan for heating. You read that right; your ceiling fan can make your home feel warmer, just as it cools the air during summer. Set your fan to reverse so it turns clockwise and circulates warm air through your home.
Lower heating bills with clean air filters
It’s the granddaddy of all HVAC maintenance tips. Whether you’re stuck in a snowstorm or in the middle of a heatwave, your HVAC system needs fresh, clean air filters in order to run efficiently. Change your air filter at least once a month in order to increase airflow and reduce the buildup of dust, dirt and debris in the ductwork. A simple monthly filter change is one of the most effective ways to lower heating bills and extend your HVAC system’s lifespan.
Bonus tip: Schedule your fall heating system maintenance with Rapid Repair Experts. Call or click for professional HVAC service today!