The holiday season can be hard on your finances, so it’s wise to look for ways to reduce spending in January. With the holidays over, you can now focus on saving money in the following ways.
Insulate Your Home
Energy bills tend to increase significantly in winter thanks to freezing temperatures outdoors. Making sure that your home is properly insulated can help you save money on your heating bills. Proper insulation helps keep heated air in your home rather than letting it escape through your roof. Having enough insulation also helps block cold outdoor air from seeping into your home. If you’re not sure whether or not you have enough insulation, have an HVAC technician check it for you.
Schedule A/C Installation
If you’re planning on getting a new air conditioning unit for summer, have it installed in January instead. Scheduling a winter installation for your A/C unit means saving money on the overall cost. Spring and summer are busy times for HVAC technicians, and you’re more likely to pay higher installation costs during these times. A winter installation for your A/C unit helps ensure that your home will be ready for the summer heat while also helping you reduce spending.
Check Your Windows
The type of windows you have can make a big difference in your energy bills during winter. Older windows aren’t as energy-efficient as newer ones. New windows have features that help keep heated air in your home and lower the risk of drafts. You should also check around your windows for any gaps or cracks. Sealing these up is another way of saving money on your energy bills, since it stops cold air from coming in and heated air from escaping.
Change Your Air Filter
If you forgot to change your air filter during the busy holiday season, this is a good time to do so. Replacing a dirty air filter with a new one helps your HVAC system run more efficiently, which lowers your energy bills.
If you need to schedule A/C unit installation for your home in Monmouth County, please contact Aggressive Mechanical Contractors.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in Monmouth County, New Jersey and surrounding areas about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).