5 Ways to Save Energy this Fall

October 15, 2019

The fall months get colder temperatures and less daylight. This means that you’re likely going to be turning on the furnace soon. However, there are plenty of ways to keep heating bills to a minimum this upcoming season.

1. Lower the Temperature When People Aren’t Home

You can save up to 10% on heating costs by keeping the thermostat a few degrees cooler during the day when everyone is at work or school. You may also want to consider turning it down at night as it is easier to sleep in cooler conditions.

2. Make Sure the Home Is Properly Sealed

Ideally, you will check the attic, basement, and garage for gaps that could allow cold air in. You should also check windows, doors, and ducts for gaps as this could also allow chilly air to circulate through the home even when the heat is on.

3. Schedule an HVAC Inspection During the Late Summer

The folks at Border Sheet Metal & Heating in Hayden can inspect your furnace for damage or other issues that could inflate your heating bills this year. If any heating system issues need to be fixed, we can take care of that in a timely and affordable manner.

4. Let Natural Light Into the House

Allowing natural heat and light into the house can make a home warmer during the day without having to turn on a thermostat, or being required to turn it up. Allowing natural light into your home can also make it easier to wake up in the morning.

5. Buy New Modern Windows

New windows may do a better job of trapping the heat created by the sun and not letting it go back outside. In addition, modern windows are easier to open and close, which can help keep the home cooler during the spring and summer.

If you need help keeping your home warm, give us a call today. We can also help you with ductless heating and cooling needs as well as installing a water heater or a geothermal system. Indoor air quality assessments and garage heaters are within our scope of ability too. Call us today to learn more.

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