HVAC Tips – Great Ways to Lower Your Heating Costs This Winter!

Winterize Your HomeGet Your Home Ready for Winter

  • Add weather stripping to doors and windows and calk where you see gaps.
  • Add more insulation in your home or commercial building to save on energy costs
  • Wrap hot water heaters with insulation also
  • Add gaskets on all outside wall electrical outlets and switches

Get a Programmable Thermostat and Use It

A programmable thermostat will let you lower temperature settings when you can bare it, like at night while you’re sleeping or while you are go during the day. If you set your thermostat just 5 degrees lower for 8 hours you can save up to 5% on energy bills (The Department of Energy).

High Efficiency Furnaces, Boilers, And Heat Pump Are a Good Long Term Solution

There will be an upfront cost of course but these systems pay for themselves overtime. If you can’t afford a new system at this time, we recommend that you at least keep your current system cleaned and serviced before each heating season. A maintained system will run more efficiently and save you money.

Have a Home Energy Audit Done

It’s from from more utility companies and it will let you know where the problem areas are in you home. Then you can tackle each of them overtime.

Get on Your Utility Company’s Budget Plan

These plans average-out your monthly payments so you aren’t on a utility bill roller coaster as winter and summer energy costs spike.

Get and Use a Central Humidifier

This will help you feel more comfortable and  will allow you to lower your thermostat by 2 degrees and fee just as warm!

Fireplaces Create Ambiance But Hurt Your Energy Costs

HVAC experts know that the typical fireplace loses more heat than it creates because the heat from your home goes out the chimney along with the smoke. A fireplace insert can help lose less of your home’s heat. Make sure your fireplace damper is closed when not in use.

Winterization of your HVAC equipment is one of the services that Phoenix Comfort’s planned maintenance agreement would cover.

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