Winter is on its way, and it won’t be long before your household heating bills begin to spiral upward. The good news is that there are easy and inexpensive ways to fight back! If you’re looking to save energy, house inspections, no matter how informal, can help you find problem areas and deal with them before Mother Nature does her worst!
Our team of comfort specialists at DASH Heating & Cooling are a phone call or a mouse click away any time that you need fast, professional service for your HVAC system or furnace, and we offer free, no-obligation energy efficiency consultations for your home or business. There are also a few easy and affordable things that you can do to lower your heating bills, some of which are DIY projects that can be completed in a few hours:
Windows and Doors - There are a wide variety of energy efficient windows on the market, and making an upgrade may qualify you for a manufacturer’s rebate or a tax credit. But you can also buy inexpensive weatherstripping and door draft guards at any hardware store and install them yourself in a matter of minutes.
Attics - Take a look in your attic, and make sure that your insulation is in good shape, and that there’s no visible smoke, fire, or water damage. Also make sure that your ducts are in good shape, and draft-free. If your ducts need repair, it’s best to call a professional rather than attempt it yourself.
Thermostats - A programmable thermostat is a great way to lower your energy costs by reducing your heating and air output when you’re at work or at home. There are many options to choose from, including thermostats that can be reprogrammed from a smartphone app for those days when you get off work early!
Keeping your home heated during the winter months will always cost money, but a few modest investments during the off-season can typically lead to a significant reduction in energy costs, making those heating bills much more bearable. Contact us online at this link to schedule an energy efficiency evaluation, or give us a call at (501) 224-3274 if you have any additional questions!