Tis the season to start the heater up in your home. You have now pulled out your sweaters and cranked up the heater to make your home feel more comfortable. The colder weather is a great change after a long hot summer and most people hold off on turning on the heater as long as possible. When you do turn it on, most Las Vegans are sure to see a jump in their heating bill. The amount on gas that is used during the summer is low, and that goes up as soon as you start to use the heater to get your home at a comfortable temperature. Air Supply Heating and Air Conditioning has prepared four steps that you can take to keep your heating bill in check.
How Can I Reduce My Home Heating Bill?
1. Adjust the Temperature: Just cranking up the heater in your home can make it feel comfortable and warm, but you don’t have to run it so much so quickly. Take advantage of a digital thermostat that can be set to change at different times of the day. The temperature can be set a bit cooler while you are away at work or school and can be set warmer when you get home. This makes it so that you are not running the unit when you aren’t even there to enjoy it.
2. Seal Air Leaks: This is a hidden energy waster and needs to be addressed in order to stop the hot air that you are paying for from leaking out before it gets to the rooms in your home. The leaks are most likely within the duct work and it is something that you cannot see. Hiring a professional that can look through the duct and seal up any leaks can help save you energy by saving all the lost air.
3. Thermostat Placement: There are many times that the placement of the thermostat is too close to a room that could cause it to rise in temperature. This is usually if it is placed near the kitchen, and while cooking the degrees in that area might go up and cause the unit to turn off even though the house is not at the desired temperature.
4. Heating Maintenance Service: This is one of the best ways to ensure that you are not wasting any energy. Before you are ready to turn on your heater, you want to be sure that you have a professional come out and service the unit itself. You also want to be sure that you change out the air filters and you can also have the air ducts cleaned.