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5 Top Tips to Keep Energy Costs Low During the Winter

Reducing the energy consumption in your Clinton, Tennessee, home is the best way to keep your energy costs low this winter. To increase efficiency and save money on utility bills, change your air filter, take advantage of natural light, install a smart thermostat, schedule annual HVAC maintenance, and upgrade your insulation.

Change Your Air Filter

Clean air filters allow air to flow freely through your HVAC unit and into your home, decreasing the amount of work your system has to do. When your system operates more efficiently, it doesn’t use as much energy, which drives down your utility bills.

Take Advantage of Natural Light

Open your blinds and drapes to allow natural light to warm your home. While this won’t have a huge impact on your energy usage, it’s a good way to take a small load off your heating system.

Install a Smart Thermostat

Smart thermostats allow you to easily schedule temperature changes so that your HVAC system only runs when necessary. By decreasing the amount of time your system runs, you can reduce the amount of energy it uses, saving you money and reducing stress on the unit.

Schedule Annual HVAC Maintenance

Annual HVAC maintenance will help keep your unit running well throughout the cold winter months. During a maintenance visit, a technician will clean, inspect, and tune up the unit. This allows you to find issues before they become serious and helps the unit operate efficiently, which keeps utility costs under control.

Upgrade Your Insulation

Make sure your home is well insulated. If it’s not, warm indoor air will escape and cold outdoor air will seep in, causing your HVAC system to run more often than it should, skyrocketing utility bills. The easiest and least expensive way to better insulate your home is to add insulation to your attic floor. Unfinished basement walls and crawlspaces are other places to consider an insulation upgrade.

If you’d like more information about lowering your energy costs this winter, give us a call at Melton Heating and Air Conditioning at 865-210-8942.

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