Are you already cringing at the thought of what this month’s home heating bill will be? If so, you’re not alone. Homeowners across Arizona see their bills skyrocket when the temperatures drop this winter.
But, the good news is that there are some simple ways to slash your utility bill while still keeping your home warm and comfortable.
5 Ways You Can Save On Your Heating Bill
Saving money is everyone goal, but most of us don’t do everything we possibly can to save. Here are ways you can save your wallet now.
#1 Program Your Thermostat
Your thermostat can be a surprisingly effective tool when it comes to saving on your home heating bill. Why? Well, this is because you can set it to a lower temperature while you’re sleeping or away. The U.S. Department of Energy estimates that homeowners can save up to three percent on their home heating bill for every degree they lower their thermostat. That’s a big savings by simply lowering the temperature when you’re at work or asleep.
#2 Replace Your Air Filters
You could be throwing dollars away simply because you haven’t replaced you system filters. This is an easy project that should be done each month. By doing so, you can reduce the load on your system which in turn saves you money!
#3 Turn Down The Water Heater Setting
If you’ve never set the temperature for your water heater, you’re most likely wasting money. This is because the factory default for water heaters is typically 120 degrees. You definitely don’t need water this hot to take a shower or to do your dishes. Since the water heater is one of the primary users of electricity or gas in a home, turning down the temperature can go a long way towards reducing your heating costs.
#4 Clear Heating Vents
House fires are caused by many things and dangers, but one of the biggest reasons can be solved before it even started. Keep all vents and your unit free of debris and vegetation. Not only will this prevent fires, it will also make sure your air is clean and the life of your system is maintained for the duration it designed for.
#5 Schedule Regular Maintenance
Preventative maintenance on your heating system is the best way to keep it working optimally. A system that is properly running will use less power and stay working longer. At Bruce’s AC & Heating, we pride ourselves on making our customers #1 priority. If you’re in need of a maintenance, call us to schedule an appointment today.
Happy Holidays to you and your family from everyone at Bruce’s Air Conditioning & Heating Repair!