Here in Arizona, we tend to stress out about our energy bill a little more in the summer, when the air conditioner is running frequently. It’s easy to let your guard down in the winter. However, the truth is, you can still save money on your energy costs in the winter if you’re smart about it.
We’ve come up with a few helpful pointers to assist you in staying warm while spending less money in the process.
Use Your Curtains
Keep your curtains or blinds open when the sun is out to let in some of that natural heat. When the sun sets, close those curtains or blinds to slow the dissipation of heat.
Have Your Insulation Checked Out
How does your attic insulation look? Having the right amount, and the right grade of insulation will work wonders for keeping the heat inside your home during the winter months. Today’s insulation is more effective than ever, so if your house is older, it might be a good idea to upgrade. Quality insulation will also help you out in the summer months by keeping more cool air inside.
Keep Your Feet Warm
Walking around on bare floors in your bare feet will make your feet feel cold, which will make you feel cold, which is likely to result in you adjusting the thermostat to crank up the heat. If you, like many Arizonans, have a fair amount of tile flooring in your home, it’s not a bad idea to wear some warm socks or slippers around the house.
Adding area rugs or carpet in areas where you walk around more frequently is also a great way to help you feel snug and reduce the temptation to reach for the thermostat.
Invest in a Programmable Thermostat
If you don’t already have a programmable thermostat, now’s the time to get one. This will allow you to set your home to the ideal temperature when you are at home, while allowing it to drop when you are sleeping or away from home. No more having to remember to adjust the thermostat yourself.
Keep Your HVAC Unit Well Maintained
Of course proper maintenance is one of the most effective ways to keep you costs down is by making sure your heating and air conditioning system is running as efficiently as possible. At Precision Air, we perform routine maintenance, inspections and tune-ups of your air conditioning systems. Give us a call at 602.Fix.MyAc to learn more about our Tune-Up program.
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I wanted to make sure my air conditioner was ready for summer. Fernando came out and made sure my unit was tip top. He was friendly, professional and not a sales man. Thanks Fernando!
Colin and Andrea were incredibly professional and knowledgeable. They did a great job representing the company. We will definitely contact them again for any HVAC needs that arise.
We woke up in the middle of the nite on memorial day to a hot house. I called precision at 6am and they were here before noon. Simple problem fixed, cool house. I love these guys!
Thank you Ray at Precision Air...the compressor on our AC went out last night and the house was HOT. This morning Ray was there to replace the compressor and had us feeling the cool air again in no time. Great customer service...quick response time and friendly from the first call until the repair was completed. Ray even offered to clean the filters! Thank you!!
I’m so glad I called Precision for my annual AC checkup!! Austin was professional, super friendly and answered all my questions. I’ve had more bad experiences with AC companies here in the valley than good ones. Precision Air will have all my hvac business going forward!! Thanks for being a reputable and honest company!!!
He did a great job; professional and knowledgeable! Kalin is the technician’s name and Precision Air and Plumbing should take a bow for hiring such an invaluable employee!!!
Precision Air is a company of integrity. I signed up with them August 1st, 2019 for their AC maintenance plan for 2 years... Someone from their office called me a week ago to set up their yearly maintenance visit. SO GRATEFUL.
Precision Air and Plumbing is a wonderful company to work with! They are very experienced and professional. They have helped us in our home for many years via a/c service and air duct cleaning.
It was time to replace our AC, and so our choice was Precision Air, as we've been with them for over 20 years. Teman & Julian did an excellent job on the installation today, arriving on time.