How To Optimize Your Energy Efficiency This Winter
Littleton Heating and Air Conditioning is thrilled to meet all the heating needs for homeowners in Littleton and throughout the surrounding areas. That includes providing advice, and our customers often ask us for tips to save money in winter. Here are four essential points to consider.
1. Take Advantage of Localized Heating Sources
Open curtains and lift shades to let in more sunlight. Consider fireplaces, space heaters and other local heating sources for the areas of the home in which you spend the most time. Doing so lets you target a lower temperature for the home overall, and even a 3-degree difference can have a substantial effect on your bill.
2. Hit Your Temperature Targets the Smart Way
If you don’t already have a smart thermostat, invest in one. It is likely to pay for itself in the first year alone. Use the smart or programmable aspects to create temperature blocks, such as one temperature while you sleep and another while you are at work. Maintaining the same temperature throughout the day and night is wasteful and can easily cost you 10 percent or more.
3. Tune Up Your System and Keep It Clean
Schedule a comprehensive inspection and tune-up with a reputable service provider every year and before the heat is actually needed. Not only does this avoid surprises and costly repairs, but it ensures efficient operation throughout the season. Check filters regularly and change them as needed.
4. Avoid Losing Your Warm Air
Consider scheduling a home energy audit every several years or so to identify problem areas. You need adequate ventilation, but too much natural ventilation can cost you a lot in heating. Door socks, weatherstripping and caulking are all simple measures that can make a big difference.
All Your Heating Needs and More
You can count on Littleton Heating and Air Conditioning in Littleton to provide your heating services. You can also depend on us when it comes to air conditioning, duct cleaning, indoor air quality, water heaters, generators, and solar solutions. Call today to schedule your appointment.