Season’s Savings: How to Get the Most Out of Your Energy Budget

Fall has arrived, and you know what that means: cozy sweaters, pumpkin spice- everything, crisp breezes, and happy holidays. It’s not a wonder that so many New Hampshire residents consider autumn their favorite season. With the change in temperature and humidity, remember that you may need to make some changes to your regular energy-saving habits. Keep reading this post from Clean Oil Heat NH to get the details on ways to save energy this fall.

5 Energy-Saving Hacks to Try This Fall

Replace Your HVAC Filter: This may sound like a simple tip, but it’s easy to forget. Be sure to switch out your HVAC filter to save 5-15% on your energy bills. Plus, take advantage of the improved indoor air quality.

 Reverse the Spin of Ceiling Fans: This easy trick will help redistribute heat back through your home. Rotate ceiling fans clockwise. Doing this will push warm air down because heat rises, and it will help you get more out of the heat your home is already producing.

 Schedule a Tune-Up: Scheduling annual maintenance for your heating system will significantly reduce your energy bills. Your heating system will perform better because it will be operating at peak efficiency, and in addition to that, you’ll also have the benefit of improved indoor air quality.

 Keep the Fireplace Damper Closed: When it comes to air leakage, your fireplace could be a definite culprit. When the damper is open, and you’re not burning a fire, warm air could be escaping, so unless you’re cozied up by the fire, make sure to keep your damper closed to keep heat in.

 Seal Cracks and Leaks: Speaking of air leakage—go around your home to check windows and doors for drafts and air leaks. Make sure all cracks are sealed when shut. If you find leaks, fill them with new weather stripping or caulking. This is a great way to keep warm air from escaping and cold air from coming in.

Start Saving Energy Now

These tips from Clean Oil Heat NH will help you save energy this season and lower your energy bills. For more information, get in touch with your HVAC provider, and don’t forget to schedule your annual tune-up. Clean Oil Heat NH is dedicated to helping New Hampshire residents have all the information they need to make smart decisions about their home heating and comfort.