6 Winter Energy Saving Tips

Savings in Charlottesville, VA

If you are concerned with the energy consumption in your home this winter, we have six simple things you can do that will help. Consider making these changes so you can start seeing lower energy bills throughout the winter months.

1. Change Air Filters

Regularly changing air filters will help you ensure that the ventilation systems in your home are working efficiently, which in turn, saves money. Also, changing air filters more in the winter means higher indoor air quality in your home.

2. Have Your Furnace Inspected

A furnace inspection means that all the connections get checked, and we lubricate the system during a tune-up. Our team will ensure that your furnace runs as efficiently as possible.

3. Check Doors and Windows for Drafts

If there is a draft in your house, your heater has to work extra hard to make sure the whole home is at a specific temperature. Walk around your home and weatherstrip any drafty areas around the windows and doors.

4. Have Leaky Air Ducts Sealed

Sealing leaking air ducts in your home helps improve heating efficiency. Not only will your home have even heating, but you will also prevent pests from nesting in the ductwork. To further improve airflow and even temperatures, ensure that none of your vents are covered or blocked by furniture.

5. Turn Down Your Water Heater

Turning down the water heater in your home will help you save money this winter. Most of your household probably won’t even notice.

6. Use More Blankets at Night

You can save money on your heating bill this winter by turning down the thermostat at night. Adding an extra blanket to each bed will ensure everyone stays comfortable in the cooler rooms.

Contact Us Today!

At Beck Cohen in Charlottesville, Virginia, we provide electrical inspections, surge protectors, and electrical repairs for your home. Our plumbing services include drain cleaning, leak detection, and water heater replacement. In addition, we offer heating and cooling maintenance, installation, and repair services, backup generators, and duct sealing. Contact Beck Cohen for more information today!