Saving energy isn’t just good for the environment, it’s good for your bank account too! The effort you put into saving energy can be worth it in the end if it leads to lower utility bills. A small investment in making your home more efficient, or just a few simple changes in your habits, can lead to lower utility bills and more money in your pocket.

  • The biggest energy sucker in your home in the winter is likely your furnace. You can make the biggest impact on your utility bills by ensuring it is running as efficiently as possible. Schedule Mesa HVAC service so our technicians can make sure your furnace is working the way it should. If it is more than 15 years old, you may want to start considering replacing it.
  • Don’t heat an empty house. Set your programmable thermostat to turn down when you aren’t home and to turn back up when you are home. If you are home alone, use a space heater to heat the area you are in rather than heating your entire house.
  • Turning down your heat a few degrees can make a difference. Put on a sweater and some fluffy socks during the day or add a few extra blankets at night so that you can get away with turning down your furnace a few degrees while still staying cozy.
  • Be more efficient in other areas to help balance the energy used by your furnace. Turn off lights, appliances and gadgets when you aren’t in the room or aren’t using them for extended periods of time. Use LED lights or energy-efficient bulbs and if you need to upgrade appliances, be sure to invest in Energy-Star rated models.
  • Keep drafts out. If you can see daylight under your door that means cold air is coming in and hot air is going out. It may not seem like it would make a big difference, but you’d be surprised at how much air can flow through a crack. Seal windows with caulking and consider covering them in plastic. Replace worn weather stripping or as a simple fix, roll up a towel and push that up against your door to block the draft.