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What can I do during winter months to lower my energy bills?

Whether you like winter or desire the warmer months in Phoenix, most of us make adjustments to be sure our home’s temperature keeps us cozy. This can have a big impact on your energy bills, but there are steps you can take to reduce those energy costs.

  • Assess the weather stripping – As the years go on, the seals around your windows and doors can crack or become weathered. Walk around your home to find any drafts that have to be addressed.
  • Make use of your blinds – If your windows have blinds, they can be helpful in keeping your home warm. Keep them open while the sun is still shining throughout the day, and make sure to close them at night, so the warmer air doesn’t escape.
  • Change your filter – Check your filter routinely to see if it must be switched out. We suggest at least once every three months, but time between replacement can vary among households.
  • Purchase a programmable thermostat – It may seem like just a convenient way to make sure your home stays warm, but programmable thermostats can also save money on your heating bill! You can arrange temperatures to be on a lower setting when you are away from the home or sleeping. Being more mindful of efficiency will help with heating costs.
  • Add insulation to your attic – Check to see if you have an adequate amount of insulation. Because heat rises, insulation in your attic is a useful tool to reduce the chances of heat escaping.
  • Call for routine maintenance – Just like we visit the doctor to get checkups, your heating system needs a little attention, too. Hiring experts to clean and maintain your system will give you piece of mind that your system is working effectively and efficiently. They can also identify small issues that could end up as more costly repairs if neglected.
  • Assess your HVAC system – If your utility bills are continually increasing—despite your efforts to increase efficiency—it might be time to look for a replacement heating system. An expert at Dial One Mears Air Conditioning & Heating Inc can help you examine the performance of your HVAC system and walk through your options for newer, more efficient models.

Not only will these steps lower the amount of money you are putting toward your energy costs, but many of them can help your heating system run more efficiently. More efficient energy use also maintains the health of your equipment, which means your heating system will have a longer life.

If you need routine maintenance on your heating system or would like an expert to provide additional information on reducing energy costs—we’ve got you covered. Give Dial One Mears Air Conditioning & Heating Inc in Phoenix a call to begin. Give us a shout at 602-832-7808 or schedule an appointment with us online.

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