Winter is coming, and that means turning on the heater at your San Antonio home. Although walking into a warm, cozy home at the end of a long day is enjoyable, the pricey bills that come with it are decidedly not. Luckily, the technicians at Quality Star Services are home energy efficiency experts. We have some tips to share about how to reduce your energy consumption this winter.
STOP AIR LEAKS
Air leaks are a huge source of heat loss each winter. Not only does this force your heating system to work harder, but it also drives up your energy bills. Air leaks can pop up in various places around your home: windows, external doors, and ductwork. Installing weather-stripping around drafty doors and windows will help keep heat loss at a minimum. If you suspect your home’s ductwork is leaking, our technicians can patch it up to restore energy efficiency to your heating system.
HARNESS SOLAR HEAT
The sun is the world’s largest natural heater, and you can take full advantage of it this winter. By opening your curtains during the day, you’re letting in natural heat, which offsets how hard your heating system needs to work. This is especially effective with south-facing windows since they receive the most sunlight. As a bonus, closing your curtains at sundown will help retain that heat during those long winter nights.
TUNING UP YOUR HEATING SYSTEM
Optimal home energy efficiency begins with your heating system. Scheduling an annual heating tune-up is the best way to make sure it’s operating at peak efficiency. During a maintenance appointment, our technicians will fully inspect the heater and ductwork in addition to clearing out built-up dust, dirt, and debris. A clean heating system doesn’t need to work as hard, which cuts down on how much electricity it consumes.
Quality Star Services offers dependable heating maintenance to homeowners throughout San Antonio.
SAN ANTONIO’S ENERGY EFFICIENCY EXPERTS
Since 1998, Quality Star Services has kept heating systems in San Antonio running at optimal energy efficiency. Sometimes that means a simple tune-up, but in other cases, your heating system may need repairs or replacement. We offer a full range of high-quality, affordable heating and cooling services to meet your needs and budget. Contact us today with any questions.