As fall approaches, residents of Goshen, Indiana, are getting ready for cooler weather. Winterizing a home or office helps keep cold weather outside and the heated air inside so building occupants stay warm even on the coldest days. There are several ways to increase comfort, minimize energy waste, and maximize energy savings as temperatures fall. Maintaining equipment, insulating, and lowering the thermostat setting can save up to 30 percent on your energy bills. You might even be able to forego thermostat use altogether on some days.

Fall Energy-Saving Tips

Use the power of the sun. On sunny days, open curtains to make use of the natural heat of the sun. South-facing windows get warm sunlight during daytime hours even during winter months. As the day wanes, close the curtains to keep the cold at bay.

Weatherize and caulk leaks. Leaks around doors and windows account for up to 12 percent of heat loss in a home. Check the condition of weatherstripping around doors and windows and replace worn strips. Leaks in the building’s shell are a huge energy waste. Caulk gaps around plumbing and electrical outlets.

Maintain the heating and air conditioning system. Keeping the furnace well-maintained can save up to five percent on energy bills. A professional HVAC contractor will check all elements of the heating system as part of a fall tuneup, including cleaning and adjusting burners, checking oil and gas connections, inspecting and cleaning the plenum and testing for dangerous gases. Regularly cleaning the furnace filter helps the unit work more efficiently, resulting in additional energy savings.

Your Comfort Specialists

Rex’s Heating and Cooling offers a full range of heating and air conditioning services for northern Indiana residential and commercial customers. Our NATE-certified technicians can service and repair all models of heating and air conditioning equipment. Our A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau demonstrates our commitment to technical excellence and customer satisfaction. We also offer 24-hour emergency service. Call 574-538-2022 to find out more about how we can help you reduce energy waste and save on fuel bills.