5 Ways to Save Energy this Fall
During the fall, you don’t want the heating system to operate for longer than necessary. There are ways, though, to ensure efficient heating and low energy bills; below are just five of the most prominent.
1. Sealing Cracks
Using caulking, spray foam or foam tape, you can seal up the cracks in windows, doors and whatever else provides an opening to the outside. This prevents drafts and keeps the warm air in your home where it belongs.
2. Adding Insulation
Your home most likely has insulation in it already. Areas like the attic may do with more layers, of course, to boost resistance to heat flow. Besides fiberglass insulation, there is spray foam insulation, which is ideal for those oddly shaped areas in the attic or crawl space. Older homes don’t have insulation in the wall cavities, so consider adding it there if this applies to you.
3. Never Cranking Up the Thermostat
Cranking up the thermostat does not cause your HVAC system to heat faster. All that will happen is that the system will operate for much longer while using less energy. It’s best to keep the temperature where you always have it.
4. Programming the Thermostat
The problem described in step number three can be avoided if you program the thermostat rather than turning it off before a long trip. Even better, you could purchase a smart thermostat, which makes the task easier. DuPree Heating & Air Conditioning offers, among its wide selection of Lennox products, Wi-Fi-compatible thermostats for the benefit of residents throughout Joliet, IL.
5. Replacing the Air Filter
Pleated air filters last between three and six months while fiberglass filters last about 30 days. Replacing these will allow the heated air to flow more freely, relieving any burden on the system and, to a small extent, on your wallet.
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