Fall has arrived here in northern Arizona. With that comes the prospect of turning on the heat in your home. If that has you worried about your energy costs, we’re here to help!
We’re taking our helpfulness to the next level and giving you some tips that will reduce your energy usage so you can save some money:
Regular maintenance helps your home heating system run at peak efficiency. You’ll use the least amount of energy possible when heating your home. A tune-up also lets your service technician spot and fix problems before they lead to reduced efficiency, higher energy costs, and big repair bills.
By leaving your curtains and blinds open during the day, you’ll warm your home without having to turn on the heat much, or at all. Just make sure to close them at night to keep all that heat you brought in inside your home.
You’d be surprised what a difference smart usage of your programmable thermostat can make. As in, you can lower your heating and cooling costs by 10%!
Here’s how to program your thermostat for better efficiency.
Don’t let the heating you spent good money on go right out the door (or window)! The drafts in an average home create heat loss that is the equivalent of leaving a window open. Use caulk, weatherstripping, and expanding foam to seal up those drafts. You can lower your heating costs up to 20%!
If your water heater is still at the factory pre-set temperature of 140˚ Fahrenheit. That’s too high in most cases and jacks up your energy bills. That high of a temperature also creates a risk of scalding, especially in infants, children, and the elderly. Turn the thermostat on your water heater down to 120˚ to save on energy costs without losing any comfort.
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