Winter is coming, that’s for sure. While it may not be a problem for all Americans, there are certainly a lot of places in the States that rely on their heaters for a good portion of the year to make their living spaces enjoyable to be in for the winter months.
This may not come as a surprise, but it’s worth repeating, as highlighted in this post written by Ryan Canaday.
“The easiest way to cut costs is just by taking care of the heating equipment. By replacing filters and having maintenance checks every year, homeowners can easily see a 30 % drop on their heating bill.
Another place to check, are the foundation vents in a home.
John Trevino with Reno Heating and Air Conditioning says, if these vents are open, a home furnace is likely working 25% longer to make up for the energy being lost.
"In the winter time you want to close those foundation vents so that cold air is not getting up underneath the house and then it can penetrate from the floor," says Trevino.
If cold air is coming through doors or windows, buying a good weather seal can also keep the draft out.”
So while preparing for the winter seasons, ask yourself these types of questions in order to keep your home warm AND lower the energy bill. You can always contact your facility manager and point out the benefits of replacing air filters and close foundation vents.
You can also always contact CleanAlert if you have any questions on the importance of replacing air filters and how it can improve not only your home and energy bill.
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