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What can I do during winter months to lower my energy bills?

Whether you appreciate winter or desire the warmer months in Saint Peters, most of us make adjustments to make sure our home’s temperature keeps us cozy. This can have a large impact on your utility costs, but there are steps you can take to bring monthly costs down.

  • Look at the weather stripping – After many years, the seals around your windows and doors can crack or become weathered. Walk around your home to find any drafts that should be addressed.
  • Take advantage of your blinds – If your windows have blinds, they can be useful in keeping your house warm. Keep them open when the sun is shining during the day, and make sure to close them at the end of the day, so the warmer air doesn’t escape.
  • Change your filter – Check your filter routinely to see if it should be replaced. We suggest at least once every three months, but every household is different, so that can vary.
  • Purchase a programmable thermostat – It may seem like just a handy way to make sure your home stays warm, but programmable thermostats can also help you reduce energy costs! You can fix temperatures to be lower when you are away from the home or sleeping. It’s just one way to be more efficient and help with energy costs.
  • Add insulation to your attic – Take a look and see if you have a sufficient amount of insulation. Because heat rises, insulation in your attic is a great tool to decrease the chances of heat escaping.
  • Book routine maintenance – Just like we visit the doctor to get checkups, your heating system needs a little attention, too. Hiring qualified technicians to clean and maintain your system will give you piece of mind that your system is working effectively and efficiently. They can also catch small issues that could end up as more pricey repairs if neglected.
  • Assess your HVAC system – If you notice your energy bills are continually increasing—even with your efforts to increase efficiency—it might be time to consider a replacement heating system. The professionals at C-N-O Comfort Zone can help you examine the performance of your HVAC system and walk through your options for newer, more efficient models.

Not only will these steps reduce the amount of money you are putting toward your energy costs, but many of them can help your heating system operate more efficiently. More efficient energy use also improves the health of your equipment, which means your heating system will have a longer life.

If you would like routine maintenance on your heating system or would like an expert to provide additional information on reducing energy costs—we’ve got you covered. Give C-N-O Comfort Zone in Saint Peters a call to start down the right path. You can reach us at 636-255-8997 or schedule an appointment with us online.

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