Arizona is known for hot summer temperatures and high Arizona air conditioning bills. But don’t forget, winters can get quite balmy and you may give your home heating unit a workout this winter. To save energy costs this winter, there are several things you can do to be ready for cooler temperatures and save on Arizona heating repairs.
One of the most important things you can do to save money on cooling costs is clean and replace your air conditioning and heating filters frequently. For optimum efficiency and filtration, it’s recommended that you replace your disposable filters at least once a month. Disposable filters are sold at most major home and hardware stores at reasonable prices. Not sure how to replace the filter? Check out the helpful Tech Tip video on our website.
Just a couple of degrees on the thermostat can make a big difference in your wallet. Set thermostats two degrees cooler in the winter to save costs. According to a study from Consumer Reports, every degree that you lower your thermostat in the winter can result in a three percent savings in energy costs.
A programmable thermostat allows you to regulate the temperature at home, even when you aren’t there. Setting the thermostat for lower temperatures when you aren’t home and at night can help reduce your heating bills. Avoid lowering it more than five degrees so the system doesn’t have to work so hard to return to your desired setting.
Using your ceiling fan in winter can actually help keep your home warm. Because heat rises, the temperature near the ceiling is warmer. Using a ceiling fan in a clockwise direction so it gently pushes the air against the ceiling and down the walls helps circulate the warm air.
Before you turn on the heat, have your system checked by a trained Arizona heating service technician like those at Chas Roberts Air Conditioning and Heating. Regular maintenance is the most effective way to ensure your Arizona heating is running efficiently and safely. Regular check-ups also offer the best opportunity for extending the life of the unit, to ultimately save money.
Winter is just beginning so now is a great time to contact an Arizona heating service professional like Chas Roberts Air Conditioning and Heating for that important professional check-up. Schedule an appointment online today or call (602) 328-5066 in the Phoenix area or (520) 618-1884 in Tucson to learn more about why you should choose Chas.