As winter months approach, many of us Dayton homeowners struggle to find creative new ways to save on utility bills. The time to take action is now before cool snaps turn into frosty, cold nights.
Taking these few simple, energy-saving steps helps conserve energy and make this winter more comfortable and affordable.
1: Optimize Home Insulation
Depending on how much your Dayton home has already, applying home insulation can help lower energy bills. Placing extra insulation around windows and covering the gaps between the base of an exterior door and the floor with convenient “weather strips” helps prevent waste.
2: Schedule Regular Heating and Cooling Maintenance
One of the simplest ways to save on utility bills is scheduling regular preventative maintenance for your furnace and air conditioning system. One of our clean, screened, trained, and timely CJS techs can inspect your air conditioning and furnace to make certain that this equipment remains in safe, efficient working condition. For example, we clean dirt and debris from your combustion chamber which helps your furnace operate more efficiently, ultimately contributing to more energy savings.
3: Use Energy Star Appliances
Another smart way to lower energy bills is to purchase energy-efficient appliances. Refrigerators, ovens, and other household appliances and fixtures today frequently carry the Energy Star label. This system helps you understand how much energy these units require. Over time, purchasing Energy Star energy-efficient products results in significant savings.
4: Consider Ceiling Fans
Installing ceiling fans throughout your home increases comfort without keeping the thermostat as low in the summer or as high in winter months. Ceiling fans help cool everyone in a room effectively, working in conjunction with central air and central heat.
5: Upgrade Outdated Home Heating And Cooling Systems
Mechanical systems all break down at some point. If your Dayton home heating and cooling system frequently malfunctions, or uses outdated, obsolete technology, upgrading to a state-of-the-art heating and cooling system will help reduce your utility bills.
During earlier decades, many manufacturers did not appreciate the importance of conserving energy. Today, most modern heating and cooling systems emphasize energy saving features.
Dollar Wise And Common Sense
Taking a little time to explore ways to lower utility bills remains a very wise investment. Savvy property owners today understand the importance of conserving energy.