Energy Saving HVAC Tips for Fall

08.25.20

As temperatures begin to cool, it’s a great time to make minor tweaks to our daily habits that can add up to big savings on energy bills. It’s amazing how quickly small things can add up.

Open (and Close) Your Curtains

Observe the areas of your home that get the most sun. Open those curtains during the day to take advantage of sunlight and naturally heat your home. But at night, be sure to close all curtains and blinds for an extra layer of insulation from the cold.

Check For Drafts

Speaking of curtains, nothing can put a chill in the air like a drafty window or door. Check to ensure that all of your windows and doors have good weather seals. If you find drafts, seal them immediately.

Use Your Fans

Turn on fans when it’s cold? Yes! If you reverse your fan in the fall and winter, it helps to circulate the warmer air that naturally rises to the ceiling.

Close Your Fireplace Damper

Unless a fire is burning, keep the damper closed. Keeping the damper open is the equivalent of blowing warm, cozy air straight out of a window. Check out this article for ways your fireplace and chimney may be costing you.

Keep Vents Clear of Furniture

Keep vents clear of any obstruction for an even distribution of air throughout your home. Do you want to close some vents in your home? Be sure to consult with Stuart Pro first. Sometimes closing vents can make your HVAC system less efficient and your electric bill more expensive.

Change Your Air Filters

Change your filters at least once a month and change them more often if you have respiratory issues. Clean filters cut down on dust and other allergens as well as reducing your energy bills.

Improve Your Insulation

Inadequate insulation, especially in older homes, can lead to lost cold or warm air and much higher energy bills. Be sure that your home is well insulated.

Schedule Regular HVAC Maintenance

You have your teeth cleaned regularly because it is much easier to maintain good dental health than it is to have three years’ worth of dental cleanings, x-rays, cavities filled, etc., done all at once. Your HVAC system is no different!

Give Stuart Pro a call (770-813-1316) and schedule your routine maintenance. Scheduling a regular HVAC system checkup before each season keeps your heating and cooling system running at peak efficiency and saves you money. Plus, identifying and fixing minor problems helps you avoid expensive repairs later on. It also validates the manufacturer’s warranty for your units with certified, twice-a-year service.