Fall is one of the most refreshing times of the year in the New Orleans area. Unfortunately, the festivals and parades and perfect weather conditions can’t last forever. Winter always arrives, which is why it’s best to use the pleasant fall conditions to prepare. Here are three simple and practical ways you can save money and boost your home’s efficiency in preparation for winter.

Change Your Filters

Your heating system relies on steady and unobstructed airflow to heat your home effectively. An air filter that’s loaded with dust and dirt – among other things – can restrict that airflow and seriously hamper efficiency. It’s best to clean or change your filters every month. If your filters haven’t been replaced in a while, swap them out so that you’re ready for the winter chill.

Eliminate Air Leaks

One of the biggest challenges in a home is keeping conditioned air where it belongs. After all, who wants to pay to heat the outdoors? Air leaks can form anywhere, but they’re especially common in the areas around doors and windows. Simply applying a few tubes of caulk can help you save as much as 20 percent on your energy bills.

Keep Your Heating System Maintained

Even the best heating system accumulates wear and tear over time. Left unaddressed, that wear eventually leads to poor efficiency and even sudden breakdowns. Needless to say, it’s not good to find yourself in need of emergency repairs in the middle of winter. Fortunately, basic scheduled maintenance can prevent all that. Scheduling a service visit for the fall will keep your heating system running strong all winter long.

These are just a few practical ways you can keep warm for less this winter. To explore other ways you can save money on your heating bills, call Seruntine Refrigeration Services at 504-270-1638 or visit our heating services page.