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Winter Energy Saving Heating Tips from Your Arlington TX Heating Repair Company

Residential heating systems use a ton of energy to keep homes warm in the winter months and the EPA has some suggestions for keeping energy costs low. Your Arlington TX heating installation and repair company, S&E A/C & Heating, want you to consider some of these heating tips from the EPA and Energy Star. A few tips from the EPA list are paraphrased below:

Know the Facts – The average family spends $1,400 a year on energy bills, with nearly half of that spent on heating and cooling. Energy-efficient heating…equipment…can save homeowners as much as 20 percent on their annual energy costs.

Keep it Clean – A dirty air filter can increase your energy costs and lead to early equipment failure. Clean or change the air filter in your heating and cooling system monthly. Some filters only need to be changed every 3 months…

Tighten Your Ducts – If you have a forced air furnace or heat pump, then a duct system is responsible for circulating warm air throughout your home. Leaky ducts can reduce your system’s overall efficiency by 20 percent. Sealing your ducts can save up to $140 annually on energy bills and help you consistently heat every room.

Put Your Home to the Test – Doing a home improvement project this fall or winter? ENERGY STAR has online tools to evaluate your home’s energy performance and offer solutions to increase comfort and energy efficiency.

Consult a Professional – Find an experienced, licensed contractor before embarking on any heating and cooling overhaul…

The article also suggests purchasing a new heating system if your current heating system is over 15 years old. S&E A/C & Heating offers new furnace installation as well as heat pumps and programming your thermostat. Heating repair and heating maintenance in Arlington TX is a phone call away with S&E A/C & Heating. Call 214-912-7900 or visit online for service.