How to Keep Costs Down with the Changing Temperatures

October 29, 2015
Ross and Witmer

When temperatures change suddenly in North Carolina, it’s hard to keep your home comfortable without affecting your utility bills. Fortunately, these precautions will help stabilize your bill and keep costs down when dealing with the changing weather.


When you add water to the air, the air can hold more heat, helping to make the most of your heating system in your home. Of course, it’s more comfortable, improves air quality, and prevents dry skin and lips in the cold winter months. Purchase a humidifier before the weather changes to save on energy and keep your home more comfortable.

Programmable Thermostats

Programmable thermostats help to adjust the temperature in smaller increments, so you don’t end up jump-starting your heating system unintentionally. With a programmable thermostat, you’re also able to adjust the temperature during different parts of the day, so you only use the heat when you really need it.

Optimize Sunlight

Use the sunlight while you still have it. During peak hours, open up the window shades to bring the light in to naturally heat your home. Although it may not make a huge difference in the dead of winter, every bit helps. Natural light can also help save energy from using artificial light as well.

HVAC Maintenance

If your heating system is optimized, then you will spend less money and waste less energy during the colder months. Have your HVAC system checked before winter hits in full force to make sure it’s ready to go for the winter. This will also make sure that all aspects of your system are functioning properly for optimal air quality.

Rotate Your Ceiling Fans

If you are able to adjust your ceiling fan, change the fan to turn counter-clockwise during the fall and winter. This clever adjustment actually pushes warm air down from the top of a room, keeping the room warmer and giving your heating system a break for greater efficiency.

You don’t have to spend a fortune on your utility bills just because the seasons change. By being proactive and calling Ross and Witmer at 704-392-6188, you can stay ahead of the weather.

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