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When the weather turns chilly in Richmond Hill, Georgia, your heating system will help maintain a more comfortable indoor atmosphere. Keep your costs down this winter by following these helpful energy-saving tips.

Set Your Thermostat

The first step in keeping your heating bills under control during the winter season is setting your programmable thermostat. This device will automatically allow the temperature to drop when you’re away from home or asleep, ensuring that you’re not paying a fortune to heat an empty house. If you want to take it a step further, invest in a smart thermostat. These units can track usage and make automatic adjustments to reduce energy waste without sacrificing home comfort. Some smart thermostats monitor the outdoor climate conditions to keep you comfortable.

Swap the Filter

If you’re not in the habit of changing your HVAC filter regularly, now is the time to get in that habit. This filter prevents dust, dirt, pet hair, dander, pollen, and other particles from entering the system. When the filter is clogged, it can’t do its job effectively, allowing these contaminants to move into your HVAC system. As a result, your heating system has to work harder to move warm air, and you may notice a decline in the quality of the air you breathe within your home. Change your filter every month or two, or as recommended by your manufacturer.

Uncover the Windows

When the sun comes up, its warm rays can make a big difference in the atmosphere of your home. During the day throughout the winter months, make sure to uncover any windows in your home that face south.

Insulate and Seal the House

If your home doesn’t have sufficient insulation, you could be dealing with energy loss that is causing the higher bills. Bring in a professional to determine whether your home is properly insulated. You can also look for cracks and gaps around windows and doors. If you spot any, replace the weather stripping and seal windows to reduce heat loss.

At McDevitt, we can help you keep your heating bills under control. Contact us today at 877-692-9402.

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