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HVAC Savings Around Your Home Are Easy to Attain. Learn How.

Small expenses can add up quickly. Similarly, making a few simple changes can add up to significant HVAC savings. Therefore, it pays to look for ways to reduce your winter energy bills, even though they may not be as high as the summer bills are here in Yuma. Here are some useful tips to help you gain HVAC savings this winter.

Adjust the Temperature

Considering how much we use air conditioning in Yuma, it’s easy for you to turn up the heat a little higher than necessary during the winter. Save energy by setting the thermostat to the lowest temperature that you can bear without feeling uncomfortable. When you’re asleep or not at home, turn it down a bit more for greater HVAC savings.

Take Advantage of the Sun

Open your curtains to allow sunlight to shine through your windows during the day. The sunlight will help heat your home naturally.

Add Attic Insulation

Heat naturally rises, and as a result, you can lose a lot of indoor heat through your home’s roof. You should, therefore, ensure that you have adequate coverage and depth of insulation in your attic. A professional can diagnose where you may need more insulation.

Seal Leaks

Air leaks allow outdoor air to enter your home, making your HVAC unit work overtime to keep your house warm. Seal leaky windows and doors by adding caulk or weatherstripping. Also, find and seal air leaks around plumbing penetrations, electrical outlets, chimneys, and recessed lights.

Perform Preventive Maintenance on Your Heating System

Preventive maintenance helps keep your furnace or heat pump operating at peak efficiency, giving you the maximum amount of heating for the least energy. Change your air filter to prevent clogs and airflow problems. Call in a professional to inspect and service your heating system.

These hacks will help you spend less on energy bills this winter, leaving you with more money for future purchases and plans. For more tips on achieving excellent HVAC savings, contact Hansberger Refrigeration and Electric Company. We provide a wide variety of HVAC services to Yuma-area homeowners.