Labor Day is next week, which means the fall season is just around the corner. As the weather outside starts to change, it’s important that homeowners are doing what they can to stay energy efficient in their homes and minimize their electricity bills.
At ServiceOne, we offer maintenance services on all of your home’s major systems and appliances to help you stay energy efficient throughout the entire year. While energy costs continue to rise, there are things you can be doing to keep those costs as low as possible. Below, we go over some ways all homeowners can stay energy efficient as we transition into fall!
Let the sun heat up your rooms
During the fall, we will begin to see cooler temperatures, especially here in the Midwest. As temperatures drop, homeowners may be inclined to turn on their furnaces. However, by keeping your blinds and curtains open during the day, you can use natural sunlight to heat up the inside of your home! Doing so can help you save money on your energy bill this fall.
Check for drafts
Another thing to do this fall is check your exterior doors and windows for drafts. If you notice spots where air is coming in and out, or your weatherstripping is worn down, be sure to get these fixed. Drafts can cause your home to feel less comfortable and ultimately increase your energy bill.
Have your HVAC unit inspected
The transition between seasons is one of the best times to have your HVAC system checked! By scheduling a furnace inspection, a professional HVAC technician can point out potential problems within your system. Even the slightest issue can end up costing you more on your utility bill, so scheduling an inspection will make sure your HVAC system is working properly all fall and winter long.
Upgrade to a smart thermostat
Technology continues to allow homeowners to save money and conserve energy. With a programmable smart thermostat, you can set your temperature more efficiently throughout the day. Smart thermostats also usually come with remote capabilities, allowing you to change your home’s temperature whenever and wherever you are!
Lower your water costs
Lastly, one of the easiest ways to save on water bills this fall starts with your water heater. As the cold weather starts to move in, your water heater will have to work harder to warm your home’s water. By setting your water heater to 120 degrees, you will not only save on your water bill but also avoid scalding yourself.
Although energy costs have increased, there are many ways homeowners can save money on their utility bills. By doing these simple things, you will certainly become more energy efficient in your home this fall.
At ServiceOne, our team is dedicated to helping you in whatever ways possible. If you have any questions regarding our services, or would like to schedule a fall maintenance appointment, give us a call today!