How To Lower Your Energy Bill This Winter

by | Feb 27, 2020 | Heating | 0 comments

Will your family be warm enough this winter? The shifts in weather this year have made wintry events harder to predict, and it’s imperative to prepare your home for extreme winter temperatures as soon as possible. Here are a few ways to make your home comfortable and energy efficient.

4 Ways To Save Money on Energy Bills


1) Check / Replace Your Furnace Filter

If you’ve read any of our other blog posts, you’ll start to see a theme developing. An extremely dirty or clogged furnace filter can cause your furnace to work harder than needed and waste valuable energy in the process. Check and/or replace your furnace filter once a month, or as recommended by the manufacturer.

2) Turn Down the Setting

The simplest way to save on your heating bill is to turn down the heat to the lowest setting you feel comfortable with. According to, turning the temperature down an additional 10 – 15° F for 8 hours while you are sleeping or away can help save about 10% a year on your energy costs.

3) Ceiling Fans Help

This might be simple but because hot air rises, running your ceiling fan in reverse will bring it back down to floor level. That will keep your rooms warm.

4) Insulate Your Home Properly

Put your zip code into the Department of Energy’s insulation tool to find out how much insulation your home needs. Then, add to your existing insulation as needed.

Wrapping It Up

Your heating system, any supplemental heating devices and insulation all require consistent maintenance to operate at their highest capacity and keep your home warm at the most reasonable cost.

Certain tasks you can perform yourself include changing HVAC filters, sealing drafts and weatherstripping your windows and doors. You may want to have your central furnace serviced professionally, however. Contact Southern Pride Service to see how we can help you!

Air Conditioning Repair Services

 If your air conditioning system isn't working properly, prompt repair is important to keep you comfortable in your home. Southern Pride Service offers cooling system repair services for AC systems of all types. This includes:

  • Central air conditioning system repair

  • Heat pump repair

  • Ductless air conditioning system repair

  • Geothermal system repair

Our experienced HVAC team can diagnose and treat all types of AC problems. Some common reasons that you might need cooling system repair include:

  • Air conditioner won't turn on 

  • Air conditioner won't cool properly 
  • Freezing of the outdoor unit

  • Leaks

  • Unusual sounds or smells

  • Electrical problems

Our repair technicians use the latest tools and technology to diagnose your system's needs. We offer fair, upfront pricing and prompt repair services.

 Schedule AC repair now so you can be cool and comfortable in your home. Call 301-932-4925 or contact us online.


Air Conditioning Installation and Replacement Services

 When it comes time to replace an older or faulty air conditioning system, or install an entirely new unit, our team will recommend the best system for your home and budget.  We'll work with you to take the stress out of the install process with quick and efficient service. We also offer financing options to make it more affordable. 

 Some signs that you're in need of replacement include:

  • Cost of repair is high, so replacement is more cost-effective

  • The system is 10 years old or older

  • You're struggling with frequent breakdowns

  • The system still runs on Freon

 For your air conditioning installation quote, contact the pros at Southern Pride Service.


Keep Your System Properly Maintained with Southern Pride Service

 Proper AC maintenance helps extend the life span of your air conditioning and cooling system and reduce the risk of a breakdown. We offer air conditioning  maintenance plans that will help you keep your system running properly to proactively avoid costly issues and repairs later down the line. We recommend scheduling maintenance at the start of the cooling season, so that your HVAC system can operate as efficiently as possible all season long.

 Is your air conditioner overdue for maintenance? Schedule it today by calling 301-932-4925 or contacting Southern Pride Service online for help.