As winter approaches, it brings the expected increase of utility bill costs. But when homeowners take simple steps to weatherize, many of these costs can be reduced or eliminated.
Insulate and seal
Sealing air leaks around your home and adding insulation will help your home be more energy efficient and offer up to a 10% savings on your annual energy bills. Simple fixes you can do to save energy include installing weather stripping on doors and sealing around windows. Adding insulation in your attic will also be greatly beneficial. Sealing leaks and adding insulation can improve the overall comfort of your home by improving humidity control and properly cleaning the air.
Check Your Filters
Filters tend to fill up with dirt and debris if not changed monthly. Filters need consistent care in order for your air conditioner to perform efficiently. Having a dirty filter will significantly decrease performance while increasing the amount of energy being used. By replacing the dirty AC filter, you ensure the air to flow properly without dirt and dust harming the evaporator coil. By properly maintaining your AC filter, you help to extend the life of your air conditioner and protect yourself financially.
Upgrade Your Furnace
Old furnaces function at 70 percent efficiency. By upgrading to an efficient furnace, you can save around 20 percent on your yearly bill. Dependable heating is essential for the comfort and well-being of your home or business. We recommend upgrading your unit with a top-quality furnace to help lower your utility bills and produce cleaner air for your home or business. A trained technician will assist you in deciding if a new HVAC unit is right for you. Our specialists at Genuine Comfort guarantee that the products we offer are built to last.
Using a programmable thermostat can save you a great amount of money on your utility bills. It gives you the freedom to decide how much you want to heat up your house and when. Whenever you leave your home, you can easily turn down the thermostat, saving energy and money. A programmable thermostat also allows you to set it for any time you’d like. Try setting it for 30 minutes before you get home from work to enjoy an already heated house.
If you want to learn more about home repairs that will save energy this winter, contact our staff at Genuine Comfort Heating & Air. Call us at (801) 915-4495 or fill out our contact form online to get a free quote today.