How to Save Energy During the Holidays

During the holiday season, you can expect that your heating bill will go up. However, you want to keep as much money as you can in your pocket, so it’s a good idea to consider the following energy-saving tips.

Seal Drafts

Your heating system may work just fine, but if your home is drafty, it will do you no good. You can start by checking for cracks in the doors and windows and sealing these up with caulking from the outside or foam tape from the inside. If your attic has not been sealed yet, then it would be wise to do so. Sealing drafts will keep the air in your home heated longer.

Add Insulation

Often, homeowners have their attics sealed at the same time that they have them insulated. You may want to check with a heating professional regarding the quantity and quality of the insulation in your attic. Some older homes may lack insulation in the wall cavities as well.

Perhaps you have insulation already. In that case, you could consider upgrading it to one with a higher R-value. (R-value measures the material’s resistance to heat flow.)

Program Your Thermostat

At Bryant's Heating & Cooling, we offer Wi-Fi smart thermostats to our customers in Fort Payne and northeast Alabama. These thermostats allow you to control indoor temperatures no matter where you are.

Of course, you don’t need a smart thermostat to be able to program it. Many homeowners have programmable thermostats but never use this function. By programming the thermostat, you can turn your system on only when the home is occupied. It’s recommended that you keep the system off while you’re sleeping and have it switch on about 30 minutes before waking up.

Contact Our Heating Experts

If you see an abnormal rise in your heating bill, it could be due to a malfunctioning heating system. Turn to Bryant's Heating & Cooling, and you’ll get the benefit of working with a heating company that has been around since 1981. We also offer cooling services, duct cleaning, and indoor air quality testing. Call our office in Fort Payne today.

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