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

Whether you appreciate winter or favor the warmer months in Las Vegas, many of us make adjustments to ensure our home’s temperature keeps us comfortable. This can have a large impact on your utility costs, but there are steps you can take to reduce those energy costs.

  • Look at the 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 have to be addressed.
  • Utilize your blinds – If your windows have blinds, they can be useful in keeping your house warm. Keep them open during the day when the sun is out, and make sure to close them at the end of the day, so the warmer air doesn’t escape.
  • Change your filter – Check your filter continually to see if it should be changed. We recommend at least once every three months, but that period of time can vary from house to house.
  • Buy a programmable thermostat – Programmable thermostats may seem like just a convenient way to make sure your home stays warm, but programmable thermostats can also save you money! You can set temperatures to be on a lower setting 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 an acceptable amount of insulation. Because heat rises, insulation in your attic is a powerful tool to lower the chances of heat escaping.
  • Book 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 confirm that your system is operating effectively and efficiently. They can also catch small issues that could end up as more pricey repairs if left unchecked.
  • Assess your HVAC system – If you notice your energy bills are continually increasing—regardless your efforts to enhance efficiency—it might be time to purchase a replacement heating system. The team at Polar Air & Heating Inc 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 lower the amount of money you are having to spend on heating bills, but many of them can help your heating system run more efficiently. More efficient energy use also improves the health of your equipment, which means a longer life for your HVAC system.

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 Polar Air & Heating Inc in Las Vegas a call to get started. Give us a shout at 702-623-0579 or schedule an appointment with us online.

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