During this winter season, you will be relying on your furnace every second of the day to keep your home and family warm, which undoubtedly means higher energy bills at the end of the month. Thankfully, there are ways to create energy efficiency in your home through minor upgrades and services from our local HVAC specialists at C&K Heating & Cooling. Keep reading below to read up on our energy-efficient tips for the winter season in the Metro East.
Adjust Temperature When Necessary
Did you know that lowering the temperature of your home around 7-10 degrees for about 8 hours a day can decrease your energy bill and make your furnace as efficient as possible? While it may seem like a lot to turn off the heat for 8 hours a day, keeping your home cooler is a great way to maximize the benefits of your heating system. At C&K Heating & Cooling in the Metro East, we recommend this to all of our customers and of course, only at your family’s comfort level. Even 2 degrees lower is better than nothing. Just grab a thick blanket and enjoy next month’s energy bill!
Believe it or not, if you have an old or broken thermostat, there is no way of telling your furnace when to kick on and how much heat to put out. Instead of waiting for something to happen, change your outdated thermostat to make the most out of your modern furnace unit! Systems that are more than 10-15 years old begin to use excessive amounts of energy to heat your home, causing expensive energy bills and harming the environment. Reach out to C&K Heating & Cooling in the Metro East today to have your thermostat upgraded to a smart thermostat that you can adjust from your phone.
Replace Furnace Filter
If you’re reading this and just now remembering that your furnace has an air filter, it’s probably time to switch it out. While furnaces are built to last years without proper maintenance, it doesn’t mean that you should! Our technicians at C&K Heating & Cooling recommend having professional furnace inspection services once a year to keep the air flowing through your home clean. For a basic furnace cleaning service, give us a call today and schedule your heater maintenance service, we’ll make sure that your home’s furnace is as energy-efficient as possible.
Upgrade Your Lights & Appliances
If you have a fairly new furnace and upgraded thermostat system, you may still be wondering how you can make your home energy-efficient enough to lower your heating bill. When you upgrade your lights and appliances including energy-efficient light bulbs and brand new kitchen equipment, this not only helps maintain the energy released from each system, but it keeps your energy bill in a reasonable range all year round. Get ahold of our HVAC technicians at C&K Heating & Cooling for reliable appliance installation and maintenance in the Metro East when you call (618) 537-8888.