The holidays are all about giving, but you might end up stretching your budget quite a bit on food, gift, and travel expenses. We’ve put together this guide to help you cut back a bit on your monthly bills so that you can put that money toward the spirit of the season!
#1: Change the Filter
This is one of the easiest ways to save money over the holidays! When your filter is too dirty, it can be difficult for your system to pull in the right amount of air, meaning the heater has to work harder and harder to keep you warm, using up far more energy than it needs to. When you change the filter each month, you don’t have to worry about such a small removable component wasting your money.
#2: Schedule Maintenance
Call a technician to your home for an annual maintenance visit, and you might see your energy and fuel costs plummet. A heating maintenance visit includes an inspection of the entire system and a few adjustments as needed, such as oiling motors and fine-tuning temperature and pressure settings. Maintenance helps to prevent breakdowns during your holiday celebrations, and it can lower your bills since the parts can operate a lot more smoothly.
#3: Consider Home Automation
Home automation system installations are on the rise, as more and more homeowners want to take charge of their home energy use, even during their travels! A Nexia Home Intelligence system allows you to control whatever add-ons you choose from a single application on your smartphone (or any device with internet access), including your heater, air conditioner, lights, and even your locks. If you plan on traveling during the holidays, a home automation system can give you some peace of mind so you can focus on enjoying your time away from home.
Happy holidays from all of us here at Robbins Heating & Air Conditioning! We provide home automation and heating services in Colorado Springs, CO.