Autumn brings lower temperatures, and you’ll want to be prepared for them. This means more than just having a well-maintained heating system, though. The following are five tips that can help you save on your energy bills.

1. Preventing Drafts

Drafts will suck the warm air right out of your home, so weatherstripping will be in order. You can seal cracks in doors and windows with caulking, spray foam or foam tape. Also, consider more energy-efficient windows like double-pane windows.

2. Adding Insulation

Chances are that your home has inadequate levels of insulation in the attic and wall cavities. After you find out what type of insulation you have and what its R-value is, you can add to the preexisting insulation or replace it entirely with insulation that boasts a higher R-value. The higher the R-value, the more resistance to heat flow.

3. Programming the Thermostat

Try not to forget to program the thermostat before long trips. That way, you won’t return to a freezing home and make your heater run for an inordinate length of time to get the temperature back to normal.

4. Maintain Good Airflow in the Ducts

Heating systems wear down when airflow is hindered by dirt and debris in the ductwork and air filters. Replace pleated air filters every three to six months and fiberglass filters every 30 days. A professional may need to handle air duct cleaning.

5. Consider Regular Maintenance

Many residents of San Antonio, TX, turn to MD Air Conditioning & Heating for heating maintenance. A tune-up can prevent any issues from growing and compromising the system’s performance. That’s why you might want maintenance on a recurring basis. We handle duct cleaning, too.

Highly Experienced Heating Technicians

At MD Air Conditioning & Heating, all our technicians boast many years of experience. Let us send one out to your home in San Antonio for heating and AC maintenance, repairs or installation. We also perform indoor air quality assessments. Contact us for more information.

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