5 Ideas For Energy Efficient Heating In Longview TX

December 28, 2012

Is your residential heating in Longview TX helping you to save on power bills? Or is it costing you money every month? Here are five things you can do to keep your heating costs as low as possible.

Invest In An Energy-Efficient System

If your heater is getting on in age, upgrading to an energy-efficient system with a high SEER or AFUE rating can reduce monthly power bills up to 50 percent. Select energy-efficient systems from JD’s AC can also qualify you for federal tax credits and local utility rebates.

Not sure what kind of upgrade would work for you? We offer a complete line of state-of-the-art Carrier products and onsite Energy Star Evaluations to determine which type of system would save you the most money and best fit your budget.

Get Your Livingston TX Heater Serviced Regularly

Annual HVAC system maintenance is the best way to keep your heat pump or furnace functioning safely, effectively and efficiently. At JD’s AC, many of our repair calls are for HVAC systems that have not been properly maintained. Lack of regular maintenance can also lead to premature system breakdown and costly HVAC replacements and installations. Be sure to clean or replace furnace filters every month and get your air ducts inspected and sealed if you think they may have leaks.

Keep Your Thermostat At The Lowest Possible Setting

According to the Edison Electric Institute, “every degree over 68°F can add 3 percent to the amount of energy needed for heating.” This, in turn, raises your utility costs. If you keep your thermostat set at 75°F, the amount of energy usage increases by a whopping 21 percent. The California Energy Commission’s Consumer Energy Center advises that “for every degree you lower your heat in the 60-degree to 70-degree range, you’ll save up to 5 percent on heating costs.”

Always lower the thermostat setting to 55 degrees before going to bed and when you’re going to be away from home. Routinely done, this can save 5-20 percent on monthly energy bills. If your thermostat is not working properly, replacing it will help you to accurately regulate the amount of heat you use.

Humidify Indoor Air

Did you know that humidity makes indoor air feel warmer? Winter air is typically dryer than summer air. An efficient humidifier can reduce heating costs by helping you to feel more comfortable while using less heat. Steam from cooking and bathing can also increase indoor humidity, so minimize the use of exhaust fans during the winter.

Heat Only The Rooms You Use

If you have central heat, close the air vents in rooms you don’t use. Heat only the rooms you are using. If you’re considering a heater upgrade, heat pumps with indoor units allow you to precisely regulate temperatures in every room.

Other Ways To Save On Heating In Longview TX

  • Seal cracks and drafts in doors and windows
  • Keep the chimney damper closed
  • Don’t use a fireplace to heat your home
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