Some of the coldest temperatures of the year are quickly approaching Acadiana! Nevertheless, Dave Broussard A/C & Heating is dedicated to keeping your heating costs low and your comfort levels high. We’re sharing with you some simple tips to keep your energy bills as low as possible in winter time!

 

Install a Programmable Thermostat


Programmable thermostats are huge energy-savers because they’re completely customizable to your schedule. When you know you’re going to be away from home, program your thermostat to raise or lower the temperature or shut on and off. Doing this can save you up to 10% on your costs.

 

Utilize Ceiling Fans


You may already know that warm air rises, but did you know that running ceiling fans can force warm air downward? Switching your ceiling fan on to a low setting, especially in rooms with high ceilings, can surprisingly leave your room feeling warmer!

 

Insulate your Attic, Walls, and Ductwork


This one makes a huge difference! When cold air eventually leaks into your home, your heater has to work much harder to maintain the temperature. This added work can push up costs on your energy bill and long-term costs due to the excess, unnecessary wear-and-tear on your heater.

Did you know? On average, air loss through ducts accounts for about 30% of a system’s energy consumption. That’s a lot of wasted energy and money!

If you aren’t sure where to start with finding and sealing cracks in your home and ductwork, give us a call to learn more: (337) 857-3432.

 

Check Your Windows for Heat Loss


Did you know that up to 25% of a home's heat loss is from the windows? This means that you should be welcoming the sun into your home! Direct sunlight can significantly raise the temperature inside of your house. However, thick curtains or blinds should remain closed at night in order to insulate windows and better keep in the warm air.

 

Schedule Regular Maintenance for your Heating System


Regular maintenance on your heating system has a significant impact on the efficiency and lifespan of your unit. Your heater is a complex machine that contains a lot of moving parts. These components accumulate wear and tear over time and can lead to problems if not maintained.

Think of it this way: You wouldn’t let your car run for years without an oil change, right? The same applies to your heating unit. It should receive regular maintenance to make sure you’re getting the most performance and to make sure you get the most years possible out of your unit.

Customers who are on our HVAC maintenance plan enjoy comprehensive maintenance services that facilitate optimal efficiency, reduce damages done to units by normal wear, and help to avoid more severe complications in the future.

Click here to read more about our maintenance plans designed to save you money.

 

Winter Savings With Dave Broussard A/C & Heating


At Dave Broussard A/C & Heating, we’re here to save you money every way we can. Winter energy costs can be high, but you can slash those costs when you follow these tips!

For more ways to save this winter, call Dave Broussard A/C & Heating: (337) 857-3432.