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

Heating

Whether you enjoy winter or prefer the warmer months in West Valley City, a lot of us make adjustments to be sure our home’s temperature keeps us cozy. This can have a huge impact on your monthly bills, but there are steps you can take to help lower those costs.

  • Assess the weather stripping – After many years, the seals around your windows and doors can crack or become weathered. Walk around your home to find any drafts that need to be addressed.
  • Take advantage of your blinds – If your windows have blinds, they can be useful in keeping your home warm. Keep them open when the sun is shining during the day, and make sure to close them at nighttime, so the warmer air doesn’t escape.
  • Change your filter – Check your filter routinely to see if it must be changed. We recommend at least once every three months, but every household is different, so that can vary.
  • Purchase a programmable thermostat – They may seem like just a convenient way to make sure your home remains warm, but programmable thermostats can also save you money! You can fix temperatures to be on a lower setting when you are away from the home or sleeping. It’s just one way to be more efficient and help with energy costs.
  • Add insulation to your attic – Take a look and see if you have an acceptable amount of insulation. Because heat rises, insulation in your attic is a powerful tool to decrease the chances of heat escaping.
  • Book routine maintenance – Just like we visit the doctor to get checkups, your heating system needs to have checkups, too. Hiring experts to clean and maintain your system will confirm that your system is running effectively and efficiently. They can also catch small issues that could end up as more pricey repairs if ignored.
  • Assess your HVAC system – If it seems like your monthly heating costs are continually increasing—despite your efforts to improve efficiency—it might be time to purchase a replacement heating system. The professionals at Select Comfort System Heating & Air Conditioning can help you analyze the performance of your HVAC system and walk through the selection of newer, more efficient models.

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

If you would like routine maintenance on your heating system or would like an expert to provide insight on reducing energy costs—we’ve got you covered. Give Select Comfort System Heating & Air Conditioning in West Valley City a call to get started. Give us a shout at 801-305-4777 or schedule an appointment with us online.

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