Pre-Winter Season Energy Efficiency Checklist

Written By: on October 18, 2021

Stay Comfortable During the Coldest Months—All While Saving Some Money, too!

home checklist arizonaWith the average winter high temperatures forthcoming here in Northern Arizona in the 40s and the average low temperatures hovering in the teens, we need to make sure that our home’s heating systems are ready to not only keep us warm, but also do it in a way that doesn’t send our energy bills soaring.

Now is the time to do so, and we have some tips to help you do it!

Get Your Heating System a Tune-Up

Schedule the annual maintenance tune-up for your home heating system now, so you can beat the rush of everyone else trying to schedule theirs later when the temperatures hit their lows!

A professional tune-up makes sure that your heating system is running at its best possible efficiency, so you use the minimum amount of energy to heat your home. It also allows your service technician to spot and fix any problems that could reduce your heating system’s efficiency—and shelf life—over time.

Fill Your Propane Tank—and Keep It Full!

If an early cold snap comes, will you have enough propane in your propane to keep your home warm and comfortable? Schedule a propane delivery now and you’ll have peace of mind.

This is also an ideal time to enroll in Keep Full Automatic Delivery if you aren’t already—and to take advantage of wireless propane tank monitoring to keep a precise eye on your tank levels all year long!

Do Some House Work

The cost of heating your home each winter can be significantly reduced by eliminating drafts. Some of the worst drafts can increase your energy bills by up to 20% during the winter!

Take some time to seal up cracks with weatherstripping, caulk, expanding foam, and door sweeps while the weather is still warm. If you have forced-air heating, vacuum the registers and vents. Make sure no furniture, drapes, or other items are in the way of the heated air circulation.

Upgrade Your Home Insulation

Insulation is one of the best and most cost-effective methods to help your heating system work more efficiently. Find out what R-Value your home should have and insulate to reach that level. The U.S. Department of Energy has more tips for effective home insulation. Not only does insulation keep your home warm in the winter, but it also helps keep it cool in the summer for year-round energy savings.

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