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Winter Energy Savings: Avoid These Common Mistakes

Winter Energy Savings: Avoid These Common Mistakes


Winter is here and it’s time for those of you in and around Pooler and Richmond Hill to start thinking about ways to keep your spaces warm without breaking the bank. While HVAC systems play a crucial role in maintaining a comfortable indoor environment, there are common mistakes that many people make, unintentionally turning energy-saving efforts into costly mishaps.

Whether you’re a business owner aiming to keep your commercial space warm or a homeowner trying to balance comfort with cost, here are some common mistakes to avoid and keep those winter energy bills from skyrocketing.

Blocking Air Vents with Good Intentions

We get it – that large piece of furniture looks perfect in that spot. However, if it’s blocking an air vent, you’re obstructing the natural flow of warm air. This obstruction can also lead to the growth of mold and mildew.

Tip:  Ensure vents are clear of any obstacles to allow for efficient heat distribution. Your furniture may thank you too!

Ignoring Your HVAC System’s Tune-Up Needs

Just like anything else, your HVAC system needs a winter prep routine, and skipping it could be a costly mistake. A well-maintained HVAC system not only keeps you warm but also saves you money in the long run.

Tip: Schedule regular maintenance to ensure your system runs efficiently year-round. Our Comfort Zone Maintenance Program is perfect for keeping your home or office HVAC system running smoothly without worry.

Incorrectly Setting Your Thermostat

It’s tempting to crank up the heat when the winter chill sets in, but resist the urge to turn your thermostat into a rollercoaster. Rapid temperature adjustments can actually waste more energy. Instead, find a comfortable temperature and keep it consistent. 

Tip: Consider investing in an ecobee Smart Thermostat, a top-of-the-line system that continuously monitors both indoor and outdoor temperatures and learns occupancy patterns. The ecobee intelligently manages your HVAC to optimize energy efficiency, save you money, and keep your home or office comfortable.

Take It From The Experts

Saving money and energy during the winter doesn’t have to be complicated. By avoiding these common mistakes, you can keep your space warm without burning a hole in your wallet. 

You don’t have to deal with all of this on your own. We’re here to offer our expertise, ensuring your HVAC system operates at its best. With our guidance, you’re not just saving on bills; you’re investing in a winter that’s both efficient and comfortably warm.

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