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Save Money and Stay Warm With These Winter HVAC Tips

The holiday's are over, and lots of us are looking for ways to save a little extra money after all those gift exchanges and holiday parties. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the average American household spends about $1,900 each year on their household utilities. Heating and cooling the home accounts for over half of that energy use, making it the largest energy expense for most people.

You can reduce your electricity costs while staying comfortable this winter by following our tips.
 
  • Keep an eye on your thermostat. Lowering it a few degrees can reduce the work your heating system has to do to maintain a comfortable indoor temperature.
  • Install a programmable thermostat. A programmable thermostat can be set to accomadate your family's time away from home and sleeping schedules. Using your system only when you need it can add up to significant savings.
  • Preform regular, preventative maintanence. Make sure your air filters are clean, your ducts and sealed, and areas around your system are clear. Our Airmax experts would be happy to stop by to see if they can help you out as well
  • Good insulation is important. According to the EPA, poor insulation can reduce system efficiency by up to 30%.
  • Keep your curtains shut during the evenings and night. Heat is prone to escaping through windows. Addind an extra layer of insulation there when it's coldest help trap heat inside.
  • Keep your curtains and blinds open during the day to allow the sun to naturally heat your home.
  • Most ceiling fans have a "reverse" or "winter" setting that forces down the hot air that rises in the room.

Keeping your home comfortable and affordable this winter doesn't have to be a chore. Contact Airmax today to learn more!
 

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