Can you feel it? While our San Antonio Spurs are heating up, the weather is cooling down. (Finally!) For the energy-savvy homeowner, cooler weather means big savings. There’s more ceiling fans, less AC and more snuggling (that saves energy too!). Are you ready to see smaller numbers on your energy bills? We never could keep a secret, so we’ll let you in on a few pro tips for saving big on energy this fall and winter!
Start at the Bottom
Halloween has come and gone. Chances are that you’re already decorating for the holidays. Take this opportunity to dress any bare floors in your home with area rugs and runners to help keep chilly rooms warmer. Even carpet with little insulation can use a decorative rug on top! (Extra points if it matches those holiday throw pillows you just put out.)
Embrace the Weather Outside
We’re not saying to throw your windows open or to even take your festivities outdoors. For cold-weather energy savings, set your thermostat as close to the temperature outside as you can and still be comfortable. You dream of colder weather 3/4 of the year here in San Antonio. Why not enjoy the snuggly blankets and fuzzy slippers that come with a cooler home temperature? IMPORTANT: If you’re leaving your home for a few days, or just spend the majority of time out of the house, don’t turn your AC off. Just set it to a low, efficient temperature.
Did you come home to a cold house? Instead of bumping your thermostat straight to 70, warm your home gradually. Try going five degrees at a time. This put less strain on your furnace and saves energy. You might even decided you prefer a cool 65 before you get up to 70!
As always, a great way to save on energy is by installing a new energy-efficient heat pump from Champion AC! For all of your AC questions, maintenance, heater repairs and installations, give our team a call today!
Ben is a retired Combat Controller with the United States Air Force. He started Champion AC in 2007. Ben is originally from the Mississippi Gulf Coast. He is happily married and an avid fan of the San Antonio Spurs and New Orleans Saints.