It’s winter time, and that means the cost of heating your Woodbury home is increasing. What steps can you take to help drive down the cost of your Woodbury utility bill? Prescription Heating & Cooling, a Woodbury HVAC contractor, has some advice for you.
During the winter months in Woodbury, your home may not be getting enough fresh air ventilation, which can lead to indoor contamination, excessive moisture and possible mold and mildew problems. Having a whole-house Heat Recovery Ventilator or HEPA Filtration System installed on your home’s mechanical duct work by an HVAC contractor would help alleviate those problems by supplying the proper amount of fresh outdoor air required to maintain a healthy indoor environment.
Get a programmable thermostat installed by an HVAC contractor so you can set the indoor temperature to go up or down based on what time of day it is and who is home. During the winter, you can program it for a desired level of comfort while at home and active, then have it drop the temperature down 6 – 7 degrees while you’re sleeping or not at home.
One of the biggest ways you can make your HVAC unit more efficient is to check the filters on a monthly basis and change them as needed. If you’re not sure that the filter needs to be changed, hold it up to the light. If you can’t see the light coming through it, it’s time to get a new one.
Your HVAC system should be inspected by a trustworthy Woodbury HVAC contractor like Prescription Heating & Cooling. Having it inspected at least every two to three years by an HVAC contractor will ensure it is running properly and, if there are any issues, they can be addressed before they become a bigger problem.