Even here in Phoenix, it gets chilly in the winter and you have to turn the heat on. Running your heater can get expensive, but you have to do it or you’ll be cold. For many Phoenicians, their gas bills more than double in the winter due to running the heater. Here at Western States Home Services, we want to help our customers save money and that’s why we’re the leading choice for HVAC repair Phoenix depend on. In order to help you save some green this holiday season, we put together these sneaky tricks to save money on your heating bill.
- Adjust your threshold. If you can see sunlight from under your front door, it is not sealed properly. Some thresholds have four or five screws that are used to adjust the threshold. Turn the screws counterclockwise to raise the threshold until most of the light is gone. Another option is to buy a draft eliminating product from your local hardware store that slips on underneath your door.
- Have your heater serviced. To keep your unit running at top efficiency, it needs to serviced yearly. Contact us at http://westernstateshomeservices.com/ to schedule your appointment before the winter rush starts.
- Replace old, worn out weatherstripping. You home can lose 7-10 percent of its heat from improperly sealed windows and doors. Tear off old weatherstripping and replace it with new to keep heat in.
- Use a space heater. For every degree you turn your thermostat below 70, you save about 3% on your heating bill. Use a space heater to keep warm while you turn the thermostat down.
- Seal your electrical outlets. They often don’t have insulation behind them and let in cold air. Seal the holes behind them and around the outlet with latex caulk for better insulation.
- Cover windows and patio doors with plastic film. You can buy it at Home Depot or Lowes for about $6, and it can save you as much as 14% on your heating bill. Plus it is easy to pull off in the spring.
By completing these easy projects, you will save big on your energy bill this winter. This will put more money in your pocket for fun things like holiday gifts.