Weather is unpredictable enough, the last thing you want is for your energy bill to be unpredictable too. With varying temperatures every day, your heating and cooling system will most likely be working harder and longer than it normally would. This overuse leads to decreased efficiency in your HVAC system. Follow these helpful ways to be mindful and take control of your energy consumption, no matter the temperature outside!
Install a Smart Thermostat
In today’s technological age, you can control anything with the touch of a button. Installing a Smart Thermostat gives you the control you need in unpredictable weather. You can turn lights off and even change your home’s temperature through your phone. This increased control allows you stop worrying about your energy bill and take control of your HVAC system.
Use Natural Heating
If the option is available to you, it’s a great idea to use a fireplace and windows to control the temperature of your home. Opening your blinds and letting sunlight in is a quick and easy way to warm up your home. You can also invest in heavy curtains to keep cold air out during the night.
If you don’t recall the most recent time you upgraded the insulation in your home, it may be time to call an expert to decide if it’s time to add more. A good rule of thumb is to have between 10-14 inches of insulation in your home!
Whether you want a full home energy assessment or just to have your questions answered, you can give Nebrasky Plumbing, Heating & Cooling a call at 800.989.0299.