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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