8 Tips to Optimize Your Energy Efficiency This Winter

As the temperatures get cooler in Palm Desert, you may be looking for ways to optimize your home’s energy output. This will slash your budget and maintain your heating system. Here are eight tips to help you optimize your energy efficiency this winter.

1. Keep Your Thermostat on a Low Setting

When you lower your thermostat by 4 degrees, you can save as much as 10% on your heating bill. A comfortable temperature for your home is 72 degrees.

2. Replace Your HVAC Filters

Dirty HVAC filters prevent your heating system from running efficiently. Be sure to replace dirty HVAC filters every two to three months.

3. Keep Objects Away From Air Vents

Furniture and other objects should be kept away from your air vents. Blocking the vents prevents air from flowing through your heating system.

4. Install a Programmable Thermostat

Programmable thermostats can save up to 10% on your heating bills. A programmable thermostat allows you to set your home’s temperatures at lower temperatures while you’re at work.

5. Burn Wood Pieces That Are the Same Size in Your Fireplace

The size of the wood in your fireplace makes a difference. If the pieces are too big, they won’t burn efficiently. Use wood pieces that are between 4 and 6 inches in diameter.

6. Schedule a Tune-Up for Your HVAC System

Your HVAC system should be cleaned and maintained at least once a year. A yearly tune-up can keep your heating system in good condition all year.

7. Check Your Insulation

Home insulation can last for several years. However, water-damage can decrease its efficiency. Inspect your insulation. Replace any damaged insulation as soon as possible.

8. Cover Your Windows

Cold air can enter your home through drafty windows. During the winter months, cover your windows with plastic to keep cold air out.

At Breeze Air Conditioning, our technicians can help you optimize energy efficiency by maintaining or replacing your heating system. We can also install, repair, and maintain air conditioners. Schedule a service appointment today.

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