In Corpus Christi, Texas, how quickly the weather shifts on any given day, has become a long-standing joke. What’s not so funny are the spikes you’ll see in your energy bills from trying to adjust your HVAC system to compensate for the change in temperature. Implementing a few energy-saving tips can make a big difference on your energy bills.

Plan Ahead

If you plan ahead and watch the weather, you can program your HVAC system to adjust accordingly. For example, if you know it’s going to be uncharacteristically warm later in the week, make sure you set your system to accommodate the temperature change. If you want to increase the potential for energy savings in your home, consider investing in a smart thermostat that you can regulate with your smartphone. That way, you can adjust the temperature from anywhere as the weather changes.

Use Natural Heating

The more you maximize the potential of natural heating and cooling options, the more energy you can save as you try to heat or cool your home. To use less heat, open the window curtains during the day to let in natural sunlight. Invest in heavy curtains and close them at night to prevent cold air from seeping in. You may also want to consider weatherproofing your doors and windows to help keep the cold out.

Invest in Insulation

Insulation is an important energy-saving feature of your home. If you haven’t had your insulation replaced recently, bring in an expert to decide whether it’s time to add more. Insulation helps to keep the warm air in and cold air out in the winter. As a bonus, it also keeps the heat out during the summer months, saving you energy all year. A general rule of thumb is to have between 10 and 14 inches of insulation for optimal energy savings.

If you’re looking for other ways to keep your utility bills in check, we are the people to call. Contact Bodine-Scott at (361) 883-9900 to speak with an experienced professional today.

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