Tips to Cut Down On Heating Costs
Posted on November 9th, 2017
Here in the Phoenix Valley, we don’t need to think about heating costs the way they do up north. But for a few months a year, those chilly days require the use of a furnace or boiler and we want to make sure we are being as efficient as possible. Here are some tips to help you save and increase efficiency this winter:
A furnace tune-up from Plumbing & A/C Medic is the only way to ensure efficiency during Winter in The Valley! We’ll clean your unit, apply lubricant where it is needed and change the filters to get you started on the right foot. This will have your furnace needing repairs less frequently and it will lower utility costs throughout the heating season.
Lower the Thermostat
Did you know that every degree you turn the thermostat down can save you up to 3% on your heating bill? For example, if you typically set the temperature to 73°F, try turning it down to 71°F. This will have you spending 6% less on your heating bills by the end of the season.
Your insulation is the last line of defense between your home and the outside air. It locks the air you want in, and keeps the air you don’t want out. Now insulation is not just that fluffy stuff that is in your walls and ceiling. It’s also weatherstripping, caulking and the seals that you apply to your doors and windows. Air loves to seep in and out through these tiny cracks so take a caulk gun and put an end to the seeping madness!
Upgrade Heating System
If your heating system is more than 15 years old, there are much more efficient options on the market today that will help you save in the long run. These machines are eating electricity and fuel at a much higher rate and the operating costs are going to run your budget dry. Upgrading might be the best option if you have an older unit that requires frequent repairs.
We provide top notch heating service along with plumbing repairs and installations during the Winter months. We will always give you the service you deserve and we will do so at a price that will still allow you to fill out the holiday wish list. Call to schedule your furnace tune-up today!