3 Tips to Save on Energy Costs This Fall

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As cooler temperatures begin to roll in, you’ll begin using your heating system more in your Wolfforth, Texas, home. Consider implementing the following three tips around your home to help you save on heating and energy costs this fall and winter.

Change Air Filter

The fall is a great time to change your air filter. Since you’ve likely used your air conditioner almost every day for the past few months, your air filter is now full, having collected a lot of dirt and dust from the dirty air particles that circulated through the system. A dirty filter reduces airflow, which means your HVAC system has to work harder to reach your desired indoor temperature, thereby increasing your energy costs. So change out your air filter in the fall, and keep your energy costs low as you begin to use your heating system.

Adjust Thermostat Settings

It’s probably been a while since you’ve checked your thermostat’s settings, especially if you have a programmable thermostat. Take a minute in the fall to adjust your thermostat’s settings now that you’ll be using your heating system a little more. Dialing back your thermostat a few degrees throughout the day and keeping it even cooler at night can help you save on energy costs throughout the fall and winter.

Check Up on Sealing and Insulation

Another way to save on energy costs in the fall is by checking up on your home’s sealing and insulation. Air leaks in your doors, windows, or walls allow your heated air to escape your home, which in turn makes your HVAC system work, even more, to produce enough heated air to reach your desired indoor temperature. The same heat loss concept applies to your home’s insulation. You can avoid wasting heating energy and lower your energy costs by making sure your home is properly sealed and insulated.

Plan ahead and save money on energy costs this fall. Call Sinclair Heating, Cooling, Plumbing Inc. at 844-749-2665 for our advice on which air filter to use for your HVAC system and any heating repairs and needs.

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