How to Save Money on Your Energy Bills
Everyone likes to stay comfortable when the weather turns cold or hot. However, these times of year may lead to some uncomfortable utility bills. Fortunately, there are many strategies that can help you reduce power usage and save money on your energy bills without sacrificing comfort.
It’s important to improve efficiency and focus on indoor temperature control when you’re actually home. You could save a lot of money by turning off your AC or heating system before you leave your house. Even turning down the thermostat a few degrees could lead to savings on your utility bills. Some other efficiency tips include:
- Changing air filters frequently
- Installing a programmable thermostat
- Replacing old leaky windows
- Adding insulation to the attic and walls
How to Save Money on Heating
Keeping your body warm is always more efficient than heating a whole house. Instead of just raising the temperature on the thermostat, put on a sweater instead. You will eventually get used to wearing more layers. Some other money-saving options include:
- Getting a seasonal furnace tune-up to improve efficiency
- Covering windows with thermal drapes
- Adding insulation around electrical outlets
- Using a humidifier
How to Control Cooling Costs
Your first step is to determine the highest temperature setting on your air conditioner that still keeps you comfortable. Every degree of increase in temperature shaves a few dollars off your electricity bill.
To help prevent heat from building up in your home, you should:
- Limit indoor cooking to short times
- Draw drapes and blinds to keep out the blazing sun
- Use portable and ceiling fans
Just as with your furnace, an air conditioner tune-up performed by Oosterveld Heating & Air Conditioning will restore your AC unit to efficient operation. Our company in Guelph, ON, has technicians trained to work on many brands of cooling and heating equipment.
We’ve been working in this industry since 1980. We’re capable of maintaining equipment so that it uses energy efficiently. Call Oosterveld Heating & Air Conditioning for any of your repair or installation needs.