The temperature gets colder as days pass and as you run your heating system, the energy consumed will eventually reflect in your monthly energy bill. Should you worry about this? Yes of course, but by checking out these three main factors in winter energy costs, you can make ways to save money this season.
- Heat Loss
You should know that heat loss is a dollar loss. Be sure that your home is working for you, especially since the cold spell is starting. No matter how effective your unit is in providing warm air, there’s a chance that your home is allowing the heated air to escape through the leaks and drafts. As a result, your heating bill increases tremendously in the entire cold months. Where does heat loss usually happen?
- Windows and Doors. If you have old and leaking doors and windows, replace them in the early days of fall. For newer ones, be sure to use reinforced window stripping to prevent drafts and keep windows and doors tightly sealed. You can also make use of window coverings.
- Attic. Many homeowners are surprised to find out that they are losing a lot of cash in the attic due to heat loss. Check and improve the attic insulation to keep the air inside.
- Climate Comfort
It is not only the temperature outside that can make you feel cooler in the fall and winter seasons. Dry air inside your home can also increase your dependence on your heating systems, thus increasing your energy bill. To prevent dry air, you have to keep the humidity at the right level and installing a humidifier is the best way to do that. Aside from the added warmth, it can also fight seasonal flu and other health-related issues.
- System Efficiency
Inefficient heating systems consume an enormous amount of energy in their operation. Is your unit for more than 15 years that needs constant repair? Do you schedule a regular maintenance service to keep your unit’s proper operation? Old units are less efficient while newer devices without regular maintenance are great energy hogs in your home.
Contact Maddox Residential and Commercial Services
By finding out what’s causing your energy bill to rise, you can create strategies to save on your energy consumption. If you need professional help with your energy-saving goal, you can always count on us at Maddox Residential and Commercial Services. We do maintenance and unit replacement correctly and at the right cost. Give us a call now!