Four Ways to Save Money This Winter

January 15, 2016
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Energy bills can add up during the winter, but heating your Hallsville, Texas home doesn’t have to cost a fortune. Here are four ways to save money while heating your Texas home this winter.

Regulate Your Water Heater

To save on energy, turn down the temperature of your hot water heater. The U.S. Department of Energy recommends turning your hot water heater down to 120 degrees Fahrenheit to keep it hot enough to use without scalding.

Check Your Chimney

The heat from your home can easily escape up through your chimney if your damper isn’t tight. You can save money on your heating bill by keeping the heat inside your house. Block the warm air from seeping out through your chimney by using a device called a chimney balloon. It is very important that you remember to remove this device before using the fireplace.

Protect Electrical Outlets

Your home may be well insulated, but the space around your electrical outlets may not be secure. Unscrew the cover plate from the electrical outlet and install a foam gasket over the electrical components. Screw the cover plate back on, and just that easily you’ve removed one source of drafts. This fix may be small, but every little bit counts on your energy bills.

Furnace Maintenance

Although there is a cost for annual maintenance, it is money well spent. A well-maintained furnace is more likely to work reliably and efficiently all winter long. An inefficient furnace will cost you money as it requires more energy than otherwise necessary, to heat your home. Failing to have your furnace inspected annually, can cause it to develop serious problems, and even shorten its lifespan. You can save money on costly repairs and early replacement by contacting your qualified HVAC contractor.

Even in the coldest days of winter, you can save on your heating bill and still keep your home warm. Contact the professionals at JD’s A/C at (903) 759-7483. Call us today to schedule your furnace maintenance or to learn more about the HVAC services we provide in the Hallsville area.

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