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 Department of Energy suggests turning your hot water heater down to 120 degrees Fahrenheit to keep it hot enough to use without the risk of 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 you’ve effectively removed small drafts. This fix may be small, but every little bit counts over time as you try to save on your energy bills.
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. Failure to maintain your furnace may also lead to serious problems since a professional does not regularly inspect it.
Even in the coldest days of winter, you can save on your heating bill and still keep your home warm. Call the professionals at JD’s A/C today at 903-374-4012 to schedule your furnace maintenance or to learn more about the heating services we provide in the Hallsville area.
Image Provided by Shutterstock.