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How to Keep Your Electric Costs Down During the Winter

Cooler weather can boost your energy use during winter, leading to higher electric bills. Electric furnaces, heat pumps, and gas furnaces with electronic ignitions can use up a lot of energy, especially during cold snaps. The following tips can help you lower the electric costs for your Yuma home this winter.

Use a Smart Thermostat

If you still rely on a manual thermostat or another outdated model, consider switching to a smart thermostat. These provide convenient ways to control the temperature inside your home in all seasons. During winter, your smart thermostat can lower the setting so that your heating system doesn’t run as often.

Schedule Heating-System Maintenance

Your heating system should have HVAC maintenance to keep it running efficiently. During maintenance visits, technicians can also find problems with your furnace or heat pump early and have them repaired right away. Making sure your heating system operates as efficiently as possible can help lower your electric costs.

Add Attic Insulation

If you don’t have enough insulation in your attic, heated air can escape through your roof. Check for areas that need more insulation, and add it to your attic space as needed. This helps keep your home warmer in winter.

Replace the Air Filter

Putting a new air filter in your HVAC system is a simple yet effective way to save on your energy bills. Air filters help your heat pump or furnace run efficiently, which helps reduce wear and tear and leads to decreased energy usage.

Replace an Old Heating System

Older heating systems don’t offer as much energy efficiency as newer systems. Consider having a new heat pump or furnace installed to help lower your electric costs.

Seal Up Gaps to Save on Electric Costs

Put weatherstripping around your windows and exterior doors. This helps keep cold drafts out and heated air inside your home.

If you need HVAC maintenance or a new heating system to help lower energy costs, please contact Hansberger Refrigeration and Electric Company. Our HVAC company provides reliable installations, repairs, and maintenance for homeowners in Yuma.