6 Ways to Get Lower Utility Bills this Winter

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The cold season brings a bunch of exciting activities and events, but it can also take a toll on your pocketbook. From holiday lights to staying warm throughout harsh weather, many Tomball families experience high energy expenses. Luckily, you can take some easy steps to decrease your expenses and achieve lower utility bills.

Our team at Premium Air Services LLC in Tomball created a list of ways you can save. Try them out and enjoy lower utility bills this winter season.

1. Adjust your thermostat.

Change your thermostat to lower heating output at times when you’re asleep or not home. Three to five percent more energy is required when your furnace is set above 68 degrees, so try keeping your home at 68 degrees when you’re at home and awake, and decrease to 55-65 degrees at times when you’re away at work, out of town or sleeping to achieve lower utility bills.

2. Make sure you only wash when you have full loads.

Hold on doing laundry until you have enough for full loads. This will save you money on water heating, water usage and on heat needed for the dryer. You don’t want to do more laundry than actually needed, right? And, remember: cleaning the lint trap after every load can save you up to $34 a year, according to PG&E.

3. Conduct a home energy audit.

A home energy audit can help you find the places where your home is losing energy through leaks, drafts, or products and appliances that use excess energy. The assessment can show you how to save the most, including long- and short-term energy-saving options.

4. Properly seal your leaks.

From your air ducts to attics, walls and windows, there are many areas in your home that may be letting in unwanted cold air. Simply cover drafty windows with a heavy-duty, clear plastic sheet, and add caulk or weatherstripping to seal leaks on doors and windows. Contact Premium Air Services LLC to find out more about sealing your air ducts.

5. Use LED holiday lights.

One of the easiest ways to get lower utility bills is to switch out your older, less efficient holiday lights for LED lights. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, LEDs use less energy than incandescent bulbs and can last nearly 40 holiday seasons in Tomball.

6. Install a high-efficiency furnace.

If you need to replace your furnace, consider an energy efficient furnace. Some systems can save up to $800 every year on annual heating bills over older furnaces. Or, if it’s not quite time for a replacement, remember to schedule a service visit for your current equipment. A quick tune-up can help you achieve lower utility bills by making it easier for the system to work.

For more information on how you can achieve lower utility bills this winter, give Premium Air Services LLC in Tomball a call at 713-688-8784.
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