Winter Energy Saving Tips in Houston

January 5, 2016

Here are a few things you can do to get ready for the winter. Install a programmable thermostat. This can be an effective way to control heating costs, allowing the thermostat to be set for a cooler temperature while you are away from home and at night while you are sleeping. Check the furnace filter frequently and replace or clean it as needed. A humidifier can help control heating costs because the moist air will feel warmer, allowing the thermostat to be set at a lower temperature. Adjust register openings in the home. Remember that heat rises, so registers should be partially closed upstairs. Avoid blocking registers with furniture, draperies or carpet. Purchase inexpensive, pre-cut insulation gaskets and seal out cold air entering the home through electrical switches and outlet plates. Closets and cabinets on outside walls can leak a great deal of cold air, so make sure the doors fit snugly and keep them tightly closed Get your furnace inspected. Avoid the last minute panic that occurs when you discover that your furnace is not going to turn on – by scheduling a furnace tune-up with Air Bourne Air Conditioning and Heating. We get very busy at the onset...

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