Colorful leaves, pumpkins, corn mazes and football…isn’t fall a beautiful time of the year? We think so!
It’s also a good time to do some seasonal maintenance on your house before winter sets in.
Here are some energy saving strategies for fall:
Check Your Air Filter
A dirty air filter causes your AC system to work harder than it needs to. This wear and tear can shorten your system’s lifespan. Change your filter at least every 90 days, or sooner if you have pets or smoke in the house.
When the weather is cool, you want to keep as much of the warm air in your house as possible. Check windows and doors for leaks and seal them before it gets colder. The U.S. Department of Energy estimates sealing leaks could save you as much as 20% in your energy costs.
Open your blinds or curtains during the day and use the sun to naturally help heat up your house. This will stop your system from running unnecessarily, which save you money and wear and tear on your system.