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What can I do during winter months to lower my energy bills?

Whether you like winter or prefer the warmer months in Payson, most of us make adjustments to be sure our home’s temperature keeps us content. This can have a big impact on your energy bills, but there are steps you can take to help lower those costs.

  • Check weather stripping – Over time, the seals around your windows and doors can crack or become weathered. Walk around your home to find any drafts that should be addressed.
  • Take advantage of your blinds – If your windows have blinds, they can be helpful in keeping your space warm. Keep them open while the sun is still shining throughout the day, and make sure to close them at night, so the warmer air doesn’t escape.
  • Change your filter – Check your filter regularly to see if it needs to be changed. We advocate at least once every three months, but every household is different, so that can vary.
  • Install a programmable thermostat – It may seem like just a simple way to make sure your home keeps warm, but programmable thermostats can also save money on your heating bill! You can set temperatures to be cooler when you are away from the home or sleeping. Using your heat more efficiently helps lower your bill.
  • Add insulation to your attic – Look to see if you have a sufficient amount of insulation. Because heat rises, insulation in your attic is a powerful tool to decrease the chances of heat escaping.
  • Schedule routine maintenance – Just like we visit the doctor to get checkups, your heating system needs a little attention, too. Hiring qualified technicians to clean and maintain your system will give you piece of mind that your system is running effectively and efficiently. They can also catch small issues that could end up as more expensive repairs if neglected.
  • Assess your HVAC system – If it seems like your monthly heating costs are continually increasing—despite your efforts to increase efficiency—it might be time to look for a replacement heating system. The professionals at North Mechanical Heating and Cooling can help you examine the performance of your HVAC system and walk through your options for newer, more efficient models.

Not only will these steps reduce the amount of money you are spending on your energy bills, but many of them can help your heating system run more efficiently. More efficient energy use also maintains the health of your equipment, which means your system will last longer.

If you need routine maintenance on your heating system or would like an expert to provide insight on reducing energy costs—we’ve got you covered. Give North Mechanical Heating and Cooling in Payson a call to get started. Contact our team at 928-263-8570 or book an appointment with us online.

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