Winter is coming...
Though you might still be enjoying the changing colors and mild weather associated with fall, itís important to take steps to ensure your home is ready for the colder months ahead this heating season.
In order to save you money on your heating bill this year, we've compiled the following tips so that you may live in cozy comfort all winter long.
Change Your Filters
You've heard it a million times, but changing your air filter really is the easiest and cheapest way to save on energy bills almost instantly.
Out of sight, out of mind.
While you donít see them everyday, filters keep the air in your home clean by preventing potentially dangerous particles from floating around. However, the more particles they trap, the less efficient they become. This causes the blower motor to work much harder and keeps the heated air from circulating freely.
Some air filters need to be cleaned or replaced more often than others. If you don't have pets and only a few people in your household, you would change the air filter less often than a household of more than 3 people that have pets. As a guideline, a small household should change them at least every 3-4 months and larger homes with pets at least 1-2 months. If you or a family member suffers from allergies, changing the air filter every month is recommended.