Keeping your house warm during the winter months in Arizona can be costly. According to Energy.gov, heating your home typically costs about 29% of your monthly utility bill. Before you start flinching at what your next month’s heating bill will be, Bruce’s has six helpful ways to save money on home heating costs. You’ll be able to reduce your energy bill while still keeping your house warm and cozy.
1. Get an Energy Audit
It’s not always easy to determine where your home may be losing heat. Windows, door frames, inadequate insulation, and open chimney vents are four of the top offenders for heat loss. Your professionals at Bruce’s can look for all the places where your house is losing valuable heat and provide a list of recommendations on how to fix them. Best of all, a home energy audit is eligible for a $150 energy efficient home improvement tax credit.
2. Monitor Your Thermostat
One easy way to lower your energy bill is to turn down your thermostat. The magic number is 68 degrees according to the U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Saver website. Turning the thermostat down by seven to 10 degrees when you’re away from home, sleeping, or even at home can save you up to 10% on your annual heating bill.
3. Check and Change Your Air Filters
Increase your indoor air quality, lengthen the lifespan of your HVAC system, and decrease your energy bills by checking and replacing air filters. This is an easy project that can be done each month by replacing dirty, clogged air filters.
4. Turn Down the Water Heater Setting
The hot water heater is one of the primary users of electricity or gas in your house. Turning down the temperature setting to 120 degrees or even a bit lower can go a long way towards reducing your heating costs.
5. Open South Facing Drapes, Shades, and Curtains
Keep south-facing drapes, shades, and curtains open during daylight hours to let natural sunlight in to help heat your house.
6. Schedule Preventative Maintenance
The top tip to keep your heating system working optimally is preventative maintenance on your heating system. A heating system that’s inspected, serviced, and repaired properly will use less power and increase system lifespan.
Our Customers are Top Priority
At Bruce’s Air Conditioning & Heating, we pride ourselves on making our customers the number one priority. If you’re in need of an energy audit, HVAC system maintenance, or other helpful money saving heating tips call us to schedule an appointment today at 480-968-5652.