The wintertime gives us a nice break from the summer heat, but your HVAC system is still hard at work. While your heaters are running to keep you warm and cozy, it also means your electric bill is going to climb up. At Edco Plumbing, Heating & Air, your complete comfort is important to us. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of ways for you to save up while staying warm through this cold season.
Schedule an energy audit
Take advantage of the free energy audits that many electrical companies offer. These inspections allow you to see where most of your energy goes and the best ways to conserve.
Use optimal thermostat settings
The right thermostat settings could save you up to 10% on your utility bill. In the winter, we recommend setting your temperature to 68 degrees when you’re away or sleeping.
Replace your HVAC’s air filter
You should have your air filter changed every three months, or more if you have pets. Neglecting to do so can block airflow and make your heating system work inefficiently.
Set up HVAC maintenance
Your heater is essential in the winter, which is why we recommend scheduling maintenance services. These appointments can help ensure they last throughout the entire cold season.
Upgrade to LED bulbs
You’re probably used to purchasing incandescent lights, but LED lights use 75% less energy and last 25 times longer. Replacing a few of your most-used lights with LED bulbs can help reduce your electricity bill.
Conserve your laundry
Did you know that a majority of the energy used from your washer comes from heating the water? If you want to keep costs down, wait until you have full loads before doing laundry. For even more savings, try to wash clothes in cold water and hang dry your clothing.
Contact the name you can trust
Even in the cold temperatures, you can find ways to save energy and money. Here at Edco, we know that having a functional heater is essential for your home in the winter. Contact us online or give us a call at (405) 400-0485, and we’ll help ensure the longevity of your heating system.