Winter has just ended in Utah, and spring has started to make itself felt. With the end of the winter season, you will be receiving your energy bills soon. Hopefully, you will pay for the usual costs you incur after the winter season.
Sometimes, however, people are surprised by their unusually high energy bills. When you incur such high energy costs, you can perform several measures that can significantly reduce the amount of energy you use for heating or cooling.
Start working on your windows. Make sure they are sealed properly. Any cracks or gaps can leak air from inside your home, causing your HVAC unit to work more to replace lost air, thus using more energy. You can also replace your windows with ones that are more energy-efficient.
Other than the windows, you can focus on insulation. Parts of your home may lack enough insulation or may be improperly insulated. You can fix such issues easily. If you already have enough insulation, then check your exterior doors’ weatherstripping. You can add more weatherstripping if you feel the air coming in.
Program the Heating or Cooling
You can lower your energy bills if you install a programmable thermostat. Such technology can control how much your HVAC unit works at set times. You can program the thermostat to lower the temperature or to turn off completely when you are sleeping or away from home.
Clogs and Dirt
Having your home’s vents cleaned to eliminate clogs can also lower your HVAC energy costs. Change your HVAC unit’s filter, as dirty filters can cause clogged vents and higher energy consumption. Whipple Service Champions suggests that you hire an air conditioner or furnace repair expert to fix your HVAC unit in Utah. Otherwise, you may have to replace your heating and cooling system.
It only takes a few measures to reduce your utility bills. Follow these tips to enjoy a comfortable environment all year round without dealing with high energy costs.