Whether you want to reduce your carbon footprint, save a few bucks for a rainy day, or enjoy more comfort in your Columbus, Georgia, home, saving energy, especially over the winter, is a good way to start. When you reduce energy usage, you reap a plethora of benefits, your habits rub off onto family members, and you tend to continue the behavior throughout the year. Save energy this winter by adjusting your thermostat, getting a tuneup, and using low-cost alternatives to your furnace.

Adjust Your Thermostat

Studies from the United States Department of Energy reveal that homeowners stand to save as much as 10 percent on their winter energy bills by setting their thermostat at 68 degrees while they’re awake. When at work or asleep, the study recommended that Americans can save even more money on these costs by lowering the temperatures even further. Absent-minded homeowners should also consider a smart thermostat, which adjusts the temperature of the home on its own.

Schedule a Tuneup

Like a vehicle, your furnace is dependable and reliable, but without routine maintenance, you can’t get the most out of it. That’s why you should schedule a furnace tuneup with us. During this annual inspection, we’ll make certain that your furnace is in tip-top condition and runs throughout the long winter months with improved efficiency. You may also want to consider a preventive maintenance agreement, which provides an array of benefits to you all year long.

Cheap Alternatives

A smart thermostat and an efficient furnace are two awesome ways to curb your energy usage this winter, but you can also rely on low-cost or no-cost alternatives. For example, you can use the sun to warm your house during the day by opening the curtains; and when it goes down, close them to keep the heat inside. Turning your ceiling fans to run clockwise can also help spread the warmth without turning up the thermostat.

If you’re in the market for a new thermostat or help with your furnace, we can help. Call Indoor Solutions, Inc. today at 706-225-8241.

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