4 Essential Steps to Conserve Energy and Save Money Through the Winter
(ARA) Now that winter has arrived, it's important to take these four steps to improve your home's energy efficiency - they'll save you money and keep you warm, all season long.
Insulating areas such as attics, basements and crawlspaces can make your home more comfortable and lower your energy bills.
2. Seal your windows
Use silicone caulk to seal air leaks or place shrink wrap film over drafty windows to help reduce energy loss.
3. Have your furnace inspected and clean your HVAC system
"Having your HVAC system inspected and cleaned can extend the life of your furnace and can even make it run up to 20 percent more efficiently" says Aaron Marshbanks, board member at NADCA - The HVAC Inspection, Maintenance & Restoration Association. "Having your system cleaned can also save up to 30 percent in energy costs and the increase in air flow usually translates into increased comfort."
4. Change filters regularly
Once you have a clean HVAC system, it's crucial to change your furnace filters regularly. Change your furnace filter once a month to keep your system running at peak performance.
For more information on how to winterize your home, visit NADCA.com.