Do you dread opening your electric bill as the frigid nights of winter move into Carrollton, GA? If so, you’re not alone. Many Georgia residents notice a significant spike in energy use in November, December, and even January some years.
The bad news is we may face some steep temperature drops as 2019 comes to a close. The good news is there are a few things you can do to keep your residential heating costs under control.
Control Heating Costs with Your Windows
Most homeowners know that cold air can leak through the tiniest cracks around windows. What most don’t do is follow through with properly sealing their windows or replacing older windows with energy-efficient options.
That’s something you should do if you haven’t already, but you can also reduce energy waste from your windows by opening your curtains or blinds during the day. The warmth of the Georgia sun will help heat your home, allowing your heating system to rest.
Schedule Your Annual HVAC Maintenance Service
The older your HVAC system, the more important it is to schedule a maintenance service at least once a year. You may not notice anything unusual happening with your system, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t running inefficiently due to aging or dysfunctional parts, clogged vents, and other issues.
You may spare yourself some unnecessary heating costs by simply allowing a NATE-certified technician to look over all components of your HVAC system before the coldest temperatures strike.
Maximize Temperature Control
You can spare some heating costs by upgrading to a programmable thermostat and lowering your heat settings when you aren’t home. If you can bundle up in warmer clothing while at home or spend more time in a sunroom, you could experience even lower energy bills. Reducing the temperature on your water heater will help even more.
To learn more about lowering your heating costs, check out our HVAC maintenance packages or call us at (770) 872-4171.