Tips for Reducing Heating Costs

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According to the US Department of Energy, the average home spends at least $700 per year on furnace cost and heating. When paired with the news that we’re using more electricity than ever before, it’s no wonder our heating bills are so high.

There’s a pretty good chance you’re overpaying for heating each month, but it doesn’t have to stay that way. In fact, there are some simple steps your household can take to reduce heating costs.

Here are a few cool ways to keep you warm while saving you money.

Check Sealant On Doors And Windows

Perhaps there’s one room in your house that never seems to stay warm, no matter how high the thermostat. If this sounds familiar, your home could likely use some new sealant.

Sealant is one of those factors that we rarely stop to consider. At least, until it’s too late and we’ve already overpaid on our heating bills.

Every few months, be sure to check the quality of the rubber sealant on your doors and windows. If you see any gaps or hear the wind coming in from outside, it’s likely time for a replacement.

Invest In A Smart Thermostat

Peruse the aisles of your local big box store and you’ll see tons of brand new “smart” appliances. Admittedly, some of these appliances are more practical than others. For every energy saving light bulb, there’s a WiFi enabled refrigerator: cool, but not really practical.

But there’s no reason you can’t benefit from the latest and greatest tech in your home. Older thermostats may not show you the whole story, and may even be inaccurate.

Case and point, the smart thermostat. These new, futuristic thermostats can lower furnace cost through their programmable tech.

And you can do so much more than just adjust the temperature! Smart thermostats learn from your habits and are even capable of changing based on factors like humidity.

Lower Furnace Cost By Turning Off The Heat When You’re Not Home

When rushing off to work or to get the kids to school, the last thing on our minds is the thermostat. As a result, your house stays heated even when no one is home.

If that sounds wasteful, it’s because, well, it really is. But you can lower your carbon footprint and your bill by turning off the heat when you’re not home.

Replace Your Insulation

But smart tech isn’t the only major innovation in furnace cost lowering technology. Scientists have spent years perfecting a newer, more effective type of insulation.

This brand new insulation feels like a layer of foam. But instead of cellulose and fiberglass, it consists of polymer blend materials. It’s better for the environment and your wallet!

Want To Lower Your Furnace Cost This Winter?

If you’re looking to keep your household warm this winter, we’d love to help. Comfort Conditioning has been Arizona’s choice in heating and for over two decades, and we’d love to show you why.

So get in touch today and ask about how we can help you save money on your heating bill!

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Questions about your heater or furnace? Contact the widely trusted home heating company in Phoenix.

Give us a call at Comfort Conditioning AZ. Call (480) 374-8285 or Email us today!

 

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Author ImageMark Schilling is the owner of Comfort Conditioning AZ; a family owned and operated HVAC company founded in 1997 that services residential customers in the Southeast Valley including Apache Junction, Chandler, Gilbert, Gold Canyon and Sun Lakes. When your HVAC system is in need of some TLC, you can depend on Mark’s team of well-trained, certified technicians to keep you cool and comfortable and treat you like friends & family. Contact Mark today at (480) 418-6444 for your air conditioning and heating service needs.