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4 Ways to Improve Energy Efficiency in Winter

Looking to go green this winter? Want to save a few extra bucks on your heating bill? Whether the environment or your wallet has encouraged you to take steps towards energy efficiency, there are plenty of things you can do to help. Here are 4 ways you can improve energy efficiency in your Loveland, Colorado home (or a home nearby!).

1. Call in the Professionals

Calling in a professional HVAC technician is the first step to assessing your home’s energy situation. Home energy audits can be done to determine what is costing you so much and if your appliances are operating optimally.  

Also, you want to regularly maintain your heating systems during the winter to save energy. Check the furnace filter monthly during the winter—clean or replace ASAP it if it’s dirty.

2. Make Your Home Smarter

Did you know you could save as much as 10% each year on your heating bill just by setting the temperature back a few degrees? To make this process easier, consider installing a smart home thermostat—like the Nest Learning Thermostat—to improve your energy savings automatically. Smart thermostats can help you become more aware of your energy usage, so you can take action to stop overindulging and then adjust temperatures for you. Check local home improvement stores to see if there are any rebates or discounts available on smart thermostats (or check with us to see if we have any current specials on smart thermostat installation!)

3. Seal Off Any Leaks

Losing heat to the outside world can take a toll on your energy bill. Sealing windows, doors, and any cracks will help to keep out cold drafts. Want to know the number one culprit of leaks around the home? Unfinished spaces. Check around cupboards, baseboard, and in unfinished garages or attics to see if you can find a draft. Add caulk or weatherstripping to seal them off.

4. Use the Sun

We know this one sounds simple, but it can actually be the easiest and most cost-effective solution. To utilize the sun for heating your home, simply open the curtains on your south-facing windows during cold winter days. This will allow free heat from the sun to move into your home. At night, close those windows off with thick, well-made curtains to insulate the home.

Schedule Regular Furnace Maintenance with Good Guys Home Services Near Fort Collins, CO

In addition to these steps for improving energy efficiency, it’s always a good idea to have a service technician regularly maintain your furnace system, too. When you choose Good Guys Home Services near Fort Collins, CO, you won’t have to fret about your furnace’s performance or your home’s energy efficiency. We are here to help with all of your heating needs throughout the coldest months and beyond. Contact us today to schedule a maintenance appointment or learn more about our HVAC services here. Want to chat with a technician? Give us a call at (970) 818-8008—we can’t wait to speak with you!

We offer year-round HVAC and furnace services for heating, cooling, and more throughout Northern Colorado. Located in Fort Collins, we also serve the following areas: Loveland, Ault, Greeley, Denver, Windsor, Boulder, and Longmont, Colorado.

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