How to Save Energy During the Holidays
The holidays bring so much joy, but they also are commonly associated with higher bills due to travel, shopping, dining out, and more. Implement some of our tips below to help you save some money on your energy bill to offset the other spending you’ll be doing over the holidays.
Install a Programmable Thermostat
Programmable thermostats are great at any time of the year, but you’ll definitely appreciate installing one a little more over the holidays. A programmable thermostat allows you to control and adjust your home’s temperatures to energy-saving levels when you are away. Whether you’ll be out shopping for a few hours or visiting family for a few weeks, you can program your thermostat to heat your home to a cooler temperature than you would if you were home. This can drastically reduce the amount of time your HVAC unit is running, which will result in noticeable energy and money savings on your next bill.
Seal Any Leaks
If warm air is escaping your home or cold air is getting into your home, your HVAC unit will need to work harder to keep your house heated. This is why it is important to locate and seal any leaks around doors, windows, or other locations in your home. To find leaks in your home, look for any areas where different materials meet, such as around doors, windows, bricks, the chimney, or exterior faucets.
Have Your HVAC Unit Serviced
When your system is running efficiently, it will use less energy, which in turn will mean lower electrical bills. Having your unit serviced by a certified technician will also help you identify any potential issues that need to be addressed. Addressing minor issues before they become major ones can also prevent you from needing an unexpected, expensive repair this winter.
We have been providing heating and air conditioning services for Burbank and the surrounding areas since 2001. Whether your HVAC systems needs to be serviced, repaired, or replaced, you’ll find our staff to be helpful, professional, and extremely knowledgeable. Contact Air Max HVAC the next time you have a heating or cooling need.Tags: Holidays, HVAC, Saving Energy