Mild, wet autumn in Nashville, TN, can have lows of 29 degrees Fahrenheit. Living with such unbearably low temperatures is challenging, and heating your home is going to cost you more. Luckily, you can stay comfortable in the cooler months without losing energy efficiency when you try the following tricks.

1. Get Energy Star and High-Efficiency Appliances

Energy Star and energy-efficiency regulations weren’t as strict 20 years ago as they are today. The boilers, air conditioners and furnaces back then didn’t meet the modern industry’s energy-efficiency regulations. So, one way to keep your home energy bills low without affecting your comfort during the cooler months is replacing older heating systems with newer models.

2. Schedule HVAC Maintenance

Heating and conditioning systems are more energy-efficient when you invest in HVAC maintenance. Failing to schedule professional HVAC maintenance before or during the cold weather will likely take a toll on your finances. HVAC technicians will check for clogged air ducts and vents, dirty filters and repair faulty components to get your system ready to heat your home during the winter months.

3. Buy and Install a Programmable Thermostat

Programmable thermostats give you control over how you heat different rooms in your home. Set the heating system to higher temperatures in different rooms, depending on the preferences of the inhabitants. Programmable thermostats let you control your heating to optimize energy efficiency and lower costs.

4. Don’t Blast the Thermostat

The closer you keep your indoor temperature to the outdoor temperature, the lower your utility bills will be. This doesn’t mean you should freeze inside. However, instead of blasting the heat and setting your thermostat at 75 degrees Fahrenheit, you can keep it at 68 degrees.

With several upgrades and lifestyle changes, you can get your home ready for the colder months. When you’re looking for premium AC or heater installation services to cut the cost of your energy bills, contact our technicians at Busy Bee Plumbing Heating & Air Conditioning.

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