In winter, especially in places like Dallas, Texas, we can get to see different types of extreme weather. This causes us to have to use our heat more often, so saving energy in the winter with heating can be a challenge.
For that reason, we at Mondragon want our customers to get the most out of their air conditioning and heating system without wasting money or increasing their electric bills. Our team has left a few tips for you to put into practice this winter and learn how to save energy in winter with heating.
Tips to save on heating costs during the winter
- Choose energy-efficient equipment: Whether you decide to use your heating or a dehumidifier at home, make sure it is energy efficient. This is a label on the back of the equipment. We recommend those that are C to +A.
- Clean all the filters in your air handler: It may sound obvious, but one of the reasons why a heating or air conditioning system can stop working properly is because of the filters. If the filters are dirty, the unit will work harder than it needs to. Make a point of cleaning and replacing them every season.
- Unblock the ventilation ducts: Another simple solution is to make sure that the entire duct system is spotless, as sometimes dust or animal hair can cause blockages. And, therefore, cause the system to rework.
- Find potential air leaks: If your home is insulated during the winter, constantly check for air leaks. If you detect any leaks, plug them in immediately to prevent the heating system from working harder.
- Leave your thermostat programmed: A simple method to save more on heating is to leave the thermostat programmed to operate at certain times of the day. Our recommendation is to set it for a couple of hours in the morning and a couple of hours at night.
- Schedule a regular checkup: A checkup by a technician can help you detect problems with your furnace before it runs. For that reason, during the fall, schedule a checkup before the extreme cold arrives to save money.
- Replace your old unit: If your heating unit has outlived its useful life or has given you problems over the months, it’s best to replace it. Old equipment has a tendency to use more energy than it needs.
- Insulate the attic: As with the rest of your home, the attic is an important part that should be kept insulated, as it helps preserve the heat in the house. Check with your trusted technicians for thermal insulation.
With these simple but effective tips, you will be able to save more and enjoy a warm and carefree winter season. Want to know more? Please feel free to give us a call at 972-214-7002, a form here or send us a message through our Facebook or Instagram channels. We are here to serve you.