Between keeping your home warm and your pipes unfrozen, energy costs can skyrocket during winter. Luckily, there are several ways of keeping energy costs affordable, if not exactly ‘low.’
1. Adjust your thermostat at night.
Did you realize that cooling your house off before bedtime will help you sleep better? In addition, dropping the temperature by 10 to 15 degrees can save you nearly 10% per year on energy costs. That temperature loss is nothing a thick, warm blanket and some quality sheets can’t solve. If that’s not enough, consider getting an electric blanket – they don’t use much energy, and are extremely comfortable and warm.
2. Keep your thermostat set at a reasonable temperature.
When winter hits, many people want their homes to be as warm and balmy as a tropical island. However, keeping your thermostat at 80 degrees will only result in very high power bills and unnecessary strain on your system. Power companies recommend keeping your thermostat around 68 degrees in winter, as this means the system doesn’t work as hard.
3. Insulate your home.
If your home isn’t properly insulated, you’re wasting a lot of energy and power. By making sure that you aren’t losing heat through the windows, doors, walls, and ceiling, you can ensure that you don’t spend nearly as much money each winter blasting heat into the atmosphere. Let the sun warm the trees; your home doesn’t have to.
4. Make sure your HVAC system is in good repair.
Many people have heating and cooling systems that are long overdue for maintenance, yet few ever have them taken care of. Give Lex Air Conditioning a call today. As a family-run business, we understand the necessity of trying to cut costs and save money. We also understand that you shouldn’t neglect vital systems that heat and cool your home. We offer free estimates on any heating and cooling installations, as well as HVAC repair work that might need to be done. Our company is very experienced and strives to offer the customers the best we can.
Lex Air is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and we can give you same-day service – no need to sit in the cold until your system is fixed. If we have to stay later in order to repair your home, the price won’t change – we don’t charge for overtime. We understand that high repair costs might stop you from repairing your heating and cooling systems, but your family’s comfort should be your number one priority. Our low, affordable prices and quality workmanship ensure that you get what you pay for and that you aren’t overcharged for what is a necessary service. If you suspect there is a problem with your heating system, give Lex Air a call today.