How to Reduce Energy Usage While Using Heating System in the Winter

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During the winter, you want your heating system to work optimally so that your entire staff can stay warm and comfortable in your office. Dixie Electric, Plumbing & Air can service your commercial heating system in Montgomery or Auburn. You can also save energy without having to compromise on comfort. Here are some good tips for reducing your energy usage.

Tackle Air Leaks

Air leaks can be a problem when you’re using your commercial heating system. However, if you go around your business and inspect all the windows and doors, you can find potential air leaks. Sealing them up with caulk and weather stripping can make a lot of difference in keeping the heat in and the cold air out.

Use Drapes, Blinds, Shades or Curtains Efficiently

While the sun is out during the daytime, you should let it in by opening your drapes, curtains, blinds or shades. It will help your business feel toasty warm even if you lower the temperature on your thermostat. Natural sunlight can keep your space feeling warmer throughout the day.

At nighttime, you should do the opposite to retain heat in your office space. You might even want to invest in insulated curtains or drapes to make the most of your energy efficiency.

Lower the Thermostat at Night

At night, you should lower your thermostat a few degrees. You can also save up to 10% on your heating bill each month as a result. If you own a smart thermostat, you can tweak the settings so that the temperature automatically lowers at a certain time during the night and rises in the morning when you and your staff arrive.

Change the Filter Regularly

You should regularly check and change the filter of your  commercial heating system. When it gets dirty, it can compromise the air quality circulating in your business and waste precious energy as your heating system has to work harder. Change the filter regularly to improve your air and lower your energy usage.

If you’re in Montgomery or Auburn and want to have your heating system serviced, contact Dixie Electric, Plumbing & Air at your earliest convenience.