While New Orleans, Louisiana, certainly isn’t a frozen tundra in the winter, the chilly night air might increase your electric bills making it expensive to keep your home at a comfortable temperature. Use these tips to lower your energy bill this winter without sacrificing your comfort.

Seal Your Windows

Are the windows in your house letting cold drafts enter your home? This is common if your windows are on the older side. Use weather stripping and caulking to seal up cracks and holes around the window frame to help keep cold air out. If you don’t use certain windows in the winter, consider sealing them with plastic wrap to create a warming barrier of insulation.

Switch to a Programmable Thermostat

If you still rely on a traditional thermostat, it may be time for an upgrade. Not only will this help you regulate your home’s temperature during the winter, but it will also help you save big when it comes time to use the AC in the spring and summer. Programmable thermostats work by following specific schedules set by you, meaning you can limit the time your system is running.

Change Your Air Filter

Your HVAC system’s air filter is responsible for catching debris and dust out of the air, so over time, it can become clogged. To push the air through a clogged filter, your system has to work extremely hard, using more energy than it would with a clean one. Remember to perform this task about once a season for optimal energy efficiency and indoor air quality.

If you’d really like to decrease your home’s energy bill, you should schedule an HVAC maintenance appointment with Caribbean Breeze Heating & Cooling. Our certified professionals can thoroughly inspect, clean, and repair your HVAC unit so it’s running at optimum efficiency. Not only will maintenance save you money on your utilities, but it will also increase the lifespan of your system. Give us a call today at (504) 517-7595 to schedule your appointment.

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