The holiday season is upon us, which means larger gatherings, bigger meals and increased energy usage. While homeowners in Greenville, SC, pay 16.4% less than the state average and 17.17% less than the national average for electricity, consuming less without compromising comfort is still a priority. After all, it’s not only better for your pockets but also for the environment. Read on to learn three tips on how to save energy at home through the holiday season.

Schedule Heater Maintenance

The best time to schedule heater maintenance is in the early autumn, but it’s never too late to do so. Whether you use a furnace, a heat pump or a combination of both to heat your home, it’s vital to keep your heating system working effectively and efficiently for your comfort, health and safety. We’ll do everything from cleaning the burner assembly and inspecting the heat exchanger to performing a combustion analysis and checking for gas leaks.

Change the Filter Monthly

The filter in your heating system traps particle pollutants. As a result, it prevents them from collecting on the system’s components and inhibiting efficient operation. It also helps to protect your indoor air quality. To keep your heater running efficiently and reduce the risk of breakdowns this winter, change the filter every month.

Hang LED Holiday Lights

Are you still using old strands of fluorescent incandescent lights to express your holiday cheer? If so, you’re living in the dark ages. LED lights use light-emitting diodes to produce light. They’re durable, more energy-efficient and last longer. They’re also safer because they don’t burn out or get hot to the touch, which reduces your risk of fire.

You don’t have to compromise your comfort to save energy at home this winter. All you need to do is care for your heating system and implement a few other simple tactics. Contact Authorized Heating & Air Conditioning to schedule your fall furnace or heat pump maintenance service or to learn more about how to save energy during the cold season.

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