From finding the perfect presents to decorating your home for Christmas, the holiday season comes with many tasks. In addition to the never-ending list of tasks, the holiday season comes with serious expenses! While you’re spending money left and right on holiday activities, saving money on your energy bill doesn’t need to be difficult. This holiday season, check out these HVAC energy-saving tips to help you cut costs.
Use a Programmable Thermostat
Saving money on HVAC costs during the holiday season is easy when you use a programmable thermostat. If you’re hosting gatherings for family or friends this season, create a customizable schedule to ensure your home is at the perfect temperature when you have guests over. For times of the day when you’ll be way, save money and conserve energy by adjusting the temperatures down.
If you’re planning on leaving for a vacation, set your HVAC system to a lower temperature to help cut costs. Know when you’re coming home? Set your schedule to warm your heat up an hour before you return home. This ensures your home will be comfy and cozy when arrive, without wasting money on unused heating.
Sealing Windows and Doors
Windows and doors must be properly sealed in order for your home to retain its heat. If there are areas where heat can escape, you’ll end up spending more to heat your home to the desired temperature. There are several ways homeowners can seal-proof their windows and doors, such as weatherstripping and window film.
Upgrade your HVAC System
Older HVAC systems simply do not offer the energy-saving benefits as newer systems. If your system is over 15 to 20 years old, it may be time to upgrade your HVAC system. Upgrading can offer you serious energy-saving benefits, which will pay off in the long term. That means more money to spend on holiday shopping!
Let Us Help You Save on HVAC Costs this Winter
At John A. Kinaid Heating and Air Conditioning, we want to help you save the most money on your HVAC bill this holiday season. Got questions about how to implement some of these tips in your home? We’d be happy to perform an HVAC assessment to ensure your system is operating at the highest energy efficiency. Contact us today at our toll-free number, 1-866-HEAT-106, and we’ll be happy to answer all of your energy-saving questions!