As the weather cools and you begin to kick your heaters on, you may be looking for ways to reduce your energy bills. There are so many ways to keep your heating and cooling costs down while staying warm this season.
One of the first steps to any energy reducing plan should always be to find and fix any drafty areas in your home. Start by making sure that your window and door weather seals are in good shape. Next, check any interior doors, vents, and hallways to see if there are any areas with an excessive draft. If you have an unfinished basement, for instance, it may be beneficial to add insulation around the door frame leading to it.
Check Your Thermostat
It’s likely that there are significant portions of the day when your office is unoccupied. If this is the case, there’s no reason to have the heat turned up all the way. Try switching to a timer system that allows the office to be warmed up or cooled down only during the hours of operation.
Use The Sun
If you have the advantage of a sunlight field office, make sure to make use if its natural heat. During even the depths of winter, sunlight can help keep your office warm naturally. That said, that same sun can cause your cooling bills to rise on hotter days, make sure they’re equipped with blinds.
Keep Up With Maintenance
Remember that every heating and cooling system needs regular maintenance to continue to function well. Along with ensuring that everything is clean, well oiled, and adequately running, maintenance can help fix expensive problems before they happen.
If your air conditioning units have reached the point where they need to be replaced, making the switch to more efficient models can save you significantly. Appliances with a high Energy Star rating are a great starting point. Although these may have a higher starting point there, long-term costs are considerably lower.
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