As the kids head back in school, the summer toys are packed neatly back into the garage and the days grow shorter, it may occur to you that the air is getting colder. Yep, summer is coming to a close, but that doesn’t mean your heating bill will need to skyrocket. By following a few simple tips you can lower your HVAC bill during the fall and winter months! If you need help with any of these tasks be sure to call a professional HVAC company to assist you.
To get the most out of your heating system be sure to change the filter at least once a month or as recommended by the manufacturer.
If your home has a programmable thermostat set it as low as possible, so long as you’re still comfortable.You will also want to be sure to change the settings if you will be gone from your home for extended periods.
Keep the drapes and shades on windows open during the day to allow sunlight to enter the home, but be sure to close them at night, as this can help provide natural heat throughout the home.
Once or twice a season be sure to eliminate trapped air from hot-water radiators. You will likely need a professional’s help for this task.
Make sure to keep baseboard heaters, radiators and other warm air outlets clean. Ensure they are not blocked by furniture or other household materials.
Make sure you shut off bathroom and kitchen fans within 20 minutes of bathing or cooking.
These are just a couple ideas that will help keep the heat up but your bill down this fall and winter. To learn more or to request assistance with residential HVAC maintenance in Bryan/College Station reach out to R.M. Mullinix Air Conditioning & Heating. Our team of residential heating experts will ensure you stay warm all fall and winter. Give us a call at 979-822-4079 to schedule professional HVAC repair in Bryan/College Station or the neighboring communities.