November 17, 2020

As temperatures get colder in the winter, the use of heating systems goes up. There are ways you can optimize your energy efficiency during the winter so you can keep your energy bills down.

Adjust the Thermostat

By lowering the temperature on your thermostat, you can save a lot of money on your energy bills. If you gradually reduce the temperature over a week or two, you probably won’t even notice the difference. Lowering your thermostat by just 4 degrees can reduce your energy bill by up to 10%.

Replace Furnace Filters

You should check the filter by your furnace once a month and replace it whenever it’s visibly dirty. Clean filters help your furnace operate as efficiently as possible.

Schedule Preventative Maintenance

You should have a technician tune-up your furnace every fall. This will help keep your furnace operating at peak efficiency throughout the winter.

General Sheet Metal, Inc. is a Kalispell, MT, company that offers a preventative maintenance service. We offer maintenance agreements, so your furnace receives maintenance year after year.

Buy a Smart Thermostat

Smart thermostats use AI to heat your home. You save money because the thermostat will adjust the temperature when you’re at home or away.

Seal Air Leaks

Drafty doors and windows can cost you a lot of money. Apply weather-stripping to exterior doors and caulk around window frames. These are easy to do yourself and are inexpensive fixes.

Harness the Sun

Take advantage of sunny days and open your curtains and blinds. The sun will heat your home, reducing the time your furnace needs to operate. At other times, insulated curtains can help keep heat inside your home.

General Sheet Metal, Inc. is a full-service heating and cooling company. We offer installations, repairs and tune-ups. While we’re Bryant dealers, our skilled technicians can service all makes and models. Our other service is custom fabrication of sheet metal for ductwork. Give us a call today to find out more information.

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