How to Save Energy During the Holidays

December 19, 2019

Your utility bills will no doubt rise during the holiday season, but there are ways to keep them from being excessively high. These strategies center around the energy efficiency of both the heating unit and your home. Whether you own a heat pump, packaged system, or furnace, you’re sure to find the tips below helpful.

Maintain the Heater

Even brand-new heating systems can benefit from maintenance. At least every fall, have a heating professional inspect the unit and provide a precision tune-up. Legacy Heating & Air Conditioning offers the people of Louisville, KY, a maintenance agreement backed by all kinds of benefits, including priority scheduling and a 15% discount on replacement parts. Even better, a well-maintained unit is efficient and keeps your bills low.

Create a Heating Schedule

With a programmable thermostat, you can make it so that the heater only turns on when your house is occupied or you’re awake, thus saving you money. With a wireless thermostat, you can adjust your heating schedule at will thanks to a smartphone app.

Seal Any Drafts

The next thing to do is focus on the home itself. Drafts in the doors, windows, and attic may be causing the hot air to escape sooner than you want, so you’ll want to inspect for these and seal them up with foam tape, caulking, or some other material. A professional could use infrared cameras to determine where heat loss is occurring.

Add or Upgrade Insulation

Attic and wall insulation is essential for keeping warm air inside. See if your house contains enough of it or needs new insulation with a higher R-value, which refers to the measure of resistance to heat flow.

Family-Owned and -Operated Heating Company

Established in 2001 and serving the people of Louisville, Legacy Heating & Air Conditioning is ready to help you maintain comfort and energy not just during the holiday season but all year. We’re available 24/7 for emergency repairs. Our team also handles AC work and can install chillers and exhaust and supply fans. Learn more by calling us today.

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