What Can I Do to Lower My Energy Bills in Las Vegas?

What Can I Do to Lower My Energy Bills in Las Vegas?

If you’re looking to save money, a great place to start is right inside your home. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, heating and cooling your home usually makes up about 48% of your utility bill. Some of the best ways to start saving money don’t require a huge investment of money or time. If you haven’t set up your furnace service for the year, that’s an ideal place to start. We also have some additional tips that can help keep your expenses as low as possible.

Schedule an Energy Audit

If you contact your local utility provider, they will come complete an energy audit of your home. These services are typically provided free-of-charge and account for everything that is showing up on your utility bill, from your heating and cooling system to your kitchen and laundry appliances. Many utility companies also offer rebates for insulation and other things that can increase your home’s efficiency.

Smartly Program Your Programmable Thermostat

Thermostats have evolved quite a bit, and the technology behind them only continues to expand. For example, the iComfort S30 is able to use the GPS In your smartphone to determine when you’re leaving and makes the proper alteration to help you save money and improve efficiency while you’re away. When you return home, everything returns to normal and you don’t have to worry about making any changes. It’s also able to adapt to your routine, so when baseball and football seasons roll around, your thermostat can make the right adjustment.

The Department of Energy states that a well programmed thermostat could

lower your heating costs by up to 35% and your cooling costs by up to 25%. Set your thermostat as low as you can, while remaining comfortable in the winter and as high as comfortable in the summer. There are a few different models to choose from so pick the one that best meets your schedule and needs.

If your schedule changes a lot, a 7-day model is more than likely your best choice. They offer you the flexibility to set different programs for each day. These normally have four possible temperature stages each day.

There are also 5+2 and 5-1-1 models. These models are ideal if you maintain the same schedule on weekdays and a different one for weekends.

Selecting and Maintaining Your System

If you think you’re nearing the point where your system ought to be replaced, it’s a good idea to take a look at all of your options so you can make an informed decision when the time comes. Check out the SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) rating of air conditioners and the AFUE (Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency) of the furnaces. The higher the ratings, the greater the savings. As always, our furnace and A/C pros will help you make a well-informed decision that meets you and your needs.

If you’re not ready yet, a simple furnace service and routine maintenance can keep your system running smoothly and efficiently. If you haven’t set up your furnace service for the year or are having any sort of questions about your system or possibilities, give us a call at 702-866-9322.

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