1. Clean Your Furnace

A clean furnace is an efficient and happy furnace. If you’re looking to save money on energy bills, you should start with having your furnace checked and cleaned. Clearing dust and other build up out of the furnace will help the furnace more effectively heat your home during the winter months.

2. Change Your Air Filter
Air filters need to be changed on your furnace regularly. Dirty filters block airflow and can result in system failures and pollutants in your home. So for about $20 keep your home furnace running efficiently and pollutants to a minimum.

3. Use Your Ceiling Fans
While this may sound counter-intuitive, using your ceiling fans during the winter helps push that warm air lingering on your base floor upwards into the living areas of your home. You'll ultimately save money by not having to hike up that temperature!

4. Use Washing Machines and Dishwashers Wisely
When doing your laundry, make sure you are doing only "full" loads at any given time.  Laundering daily with partial loads ends up wasting energy!

5. Use Compact fluorescent Lighting
Fluorescent lighting has improved greatly over the past few years and they use half of the energy of incandescent bulbs and last longer!

6. Keep Shades Up and Blinds Open
Open up those blinds and shades and harness the natural energy and light from the sun!  This also cuts down on heating costs and closing them at night keeps the temperatures in the house consistent.

7. Insulate Your Water Heater
Insulation is important in older water heaters because it helps retain heat and reduces energy bills.  Also, remember to change the mode of your unit if you will be gone from the home for more than several days.

8. Install and Use a Programmable Thermostat
If you're goal is to truly save money this winter season, then switch out those old thermostats for the new programmable ones. They allow you to program your heat by individual floors and while you sleep.  Easy to install and lowers energy costs.

9. Light A Candle
Light a candle on a windy day and walk through your home looking for air leaks.  Once you've identified them;  seal the areas so that you won't sending your heat right out the door!

10. Ensure Duct Work is Properly Sealed
Hot and cold air alike can be lost in improperly sealed and insulated duct work. Our expert staff can assist with repairing or replacing your duct work with super efficient duct work to help cut your yearly home comfort expense.