Save Energy In Your Home This Holiday Season With These Tips
Cold weather and holiday gatherings can add up to higher-than-average energy use this time of year in Marshville, North Carolina. Cooking and baking, decorating your home with Christmas lights, and entertaining your guests can make the holidays expensive. But there are several smart moves you can make — beyond simply switching to more energy-efficient LED lights — that can help you save energy in your home this holiday season. These energy-saving tips can make a real difference:
Save Energy in Your Home While Cooking
Lowering your thermostat can help you save energy at holiday time. If you’re baking holiday goodies or preparing an elaborate meal, your HVAC system will get plenty of help from your stove and oven.
Do you own a fireplace? Use it to create a special holiday atmosphere while giving your furnace a rest. If your holiday festivities will involve a large gathering, the sheer number of warm bodies in the room should work to your advantage, helping you save even more on heating costs.
Choose Energy-Efficient Gifts
While buying your family gifts, consider also giving them items designed to enhance their indoor comfort. Whether you’re purchasing electronics or comfort products, look for the ENERGY STAR certification for the best return on your investment. Consider the following HVAC solutions and accessories that can dramatically increase your family’s comfort while helping you save energy:
- Programmable Thermostat
- Smart Thermostat
- Ceiling Fan
- Air Cleaner
- Air Humidifier
- Ultraviolet (UV) Lamp
- Carbon Monoxide Monitor
- Heat Recovery Ventilator
- Supplemental Ductless HVAC Unit
Upgrade Your Family’s Comfort for the Holidays
If you have an older, less-efficient furnace, one of the best gifts you can give your family this holiday season is an up-to-date model. The latest HVAC technology allows furnaces to use less energy to deliver greater comfort, better performance and lower monthly utility bills. It’s a gift that will keep on giving long after the holidays end.
Treat Your HVAC System to a Holiday Tune-up
If your heating system is relatively new but hasn’t already had a tune-up this season, try giving it the TLC it needs to give you more energy-efficient performance in return. You’ll never go wrong by making sure your heating system is clean, well-lubricated, tested and calibrated before it tackles the coldest weather of the year.
Aside from saving you money on utilities, regular maintenance will reduce equipment wear and tear, minimizing the need for repairs and making your system last longer. And the icing on the cake will be the dependable comfort you’ll enjoy as a direct result.
Protect Your System With an HVAC Maintenance Plan
The only thing better than an HVAC tune-up in winter or summer is a preventative maintenance plan that assures you of the semi-annual heating, ventilation and AC maintenance your system needs to continue serving you faithfully and efficiently year after year.
Preventative maintenance plans also offer additional benefits, including discounts and priority service. This makes them a value-added gift to give to yourself and your family during the holidays.
If you could use the gift of increased comfort and greater energy efficiency this holiday season, check out the full lineup of HVAC services we offer. Call the energy-saving experts at Byrum Heating & AC, Inc. at 704-208-4165. We’d love to help you discover the best ways to save energy in your home this holiday season.
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