Even though Yuma tends to have mild winters, the nights can still get quite a bit chilly. When you have your furnace or heat pump running to keep you warm, these heating costs can add up quickly. Find out more about saving money while also maintaining a warm and cozy home this fall and winter.
Lower the Thermostat at Night
If you’ve been turning the thermostat up to keep you warm at night, consider leaving it at a lower temperature instead. Use heavier blankets on your bed to make up for it if you’re still cold. Turning your thermostat down by just a few degrees before going to bed can lead to considerable savings on your heating bills throughout the colder months.
Replace the Air Filter
Saving money on your heating bills often involves simple steps, such as changing your air filter. If the filter is dirty or dusty, this can prevent your heating system from running efficiently, which bumps up your energy bills. Having a dirty filter also lowers your indoor air quality and could lead to unexpected repairs due to increased wear and tear on your HVAC system. Replace your HVAC filter before you start using your furnace or heat pump, and check it every month. Depending on how dirty it gets, you might need to replace it every month, every other month, or every few months.
Schedule HVAC Maintenance
Your HVAC system should get regular service in order to run as efficiently as possible. Without routine HVAC maintenance, your heating system can develop minor problems that turn into major ones, which could leave you having to do without heat for a bit. Getting regular maintenance on your HVAC system means that HVAC technicians can catch small problems early and take care of them right away. This improves your heating system’s efficiency, resulting in lower energy bills.
If you need to schedule maintenance or take other steps to help you save money on your heating costs, please contact Hansberger Refrigeration and Electric Company. We provide prompt and reliable HVAC services for Yuma homeowners.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in Yuma, Arizona about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Guide or call us at 928-723-3183.