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

Whether you enjoy winter or favor the warmer months in Las Vegas, a lot 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.

  • Check weather stripping – As the years go on, the seals around your windows and doors can crack or become weathered. Walk around your home to identify any drafts that should be addressed.
  • Utilize your blinds – If your windows have blinds, they can be useful in keeping your home warm. Keep them open during the day when the sun is out, and make sure to close them at night, so the warmer air doesn’t escape.
  • Change your filter – Check your filter routinely to see if it needs to be changed. We suggest at least once every three months, but that period of time can vary from house to house.
  • Install a programmable thermostat – It may seem like just a simple 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. Being more mindful of efficiency will help with heating costs.
  • 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 decrease the chances of heat escaping.
  • Call for routine maintenance – Just like we visit the doctor to get checkups, your heating system needs a little attention, too. Hiring experts to clean and maintain your system will confirm that your system is working effectively and efficiently. They can also detect small issues that could end up as more pricey repairs if left unchecked.
  • Assess your HVAC system – If it seems like your monthly heating costs are continually increasing—even with your efforts to enhance efficiency—it might be time to consider a replacement heating system. The professionals at JonAire Inc can help you examine the performance of your HVAC system and walk through the choices for newer, more efficient models.

Not only will these steps decrease the amount of money you are having to spend on heating bills, but many of them can help your heating system work 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 more tips on reducing energy costs—we’ve got you covered. Give JonAire Inc in Las Vegas a call to begin. Give us a shout at 702-866-9322 or schedule an appointment with us online.

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