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Are you interested in learning how to reduce your heating bills in your Wendell, North Carolina, home this winter? There is no reason to have high energy bills when you can utilize these strategies to help keep your home warm, reduce your energy bills, and save money!

Insulate Your Attic

Hot air rises, and if there is not enough insulation in the attic, that warm air is going to radiate outside instead of staying in your home where it is needed. Have your insulation checked, and be sure to have the proper amount installed to keep your home sufficiently insulated.

Seal Your Doors and Windows

If your doors and windows are not sealed properly, warm air from the inside can leak out, and cold air from the outside can leak in. Doors and windows can be sealed with foam tape or weather stripping to keep the warm air in and the cold air out.

Install a Programmable Thermostat

Having a programmable thermostat installed could save you quite a bit of money on your energy bills. You can program the thermostat to turn on in the morning before you wake up, and you can program it to lower when no one is home. Instead of coming home to a cold house, program the thermostat to warm your home before arriving. A programmable thermostat can make necessary adjustments in temperatures as needed.

Change Filters and Maintain Your HVAC System

Keep your air filters changed or cleaned on a regular basis, at least once a month. As the dirty air gets trapped in the mesh of the air filter, it clogs up the filters and less air can come through. Your furnace then has to work harder to pump the warm air into your home. Make sure you have your HVAC system serviced regularly by investing in a maintenance agreement.

Use these simple tips to help reduce your energy bills this winter and begin to save money. If you would like to have a programmable thermostat installed, or have your HVAC system serviced, call Alford Mechanical today at 919-246-5625.

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