Have you ever had energy bills start off small in winter but skyrocket a few months later? Inefficient systems result in costly energy bills. If you have struggled with your heating system operating inefficiently, the following three tips may help.
1. Change the Air Filter as Recommended
One of the top reasons behind an inefficient heating system is a dirty air filter. You should change the air filter based on the manufacturer’s recommended schedule to keep the system operating efficiently. Some heating systems need an air filter change once a month. Others may only need the air filter changed every few months.
Arctic Air of Southern Utah offers preventative heating maintenance in the St. George area. We also handle additional maintenance tasks to keep your heating system operating efficiently. If we notice your air filter needs to be changed during maintenance, we’ll change it for you.
2. Don’t Adjust the Thermostat Unless Necessary
Your heating system will run most efficiently when you leave it set at a certain temperature rather than frequently adjusting it. Frequent adjustments of the thermostat waste fuel. Experiment to discover what temperature you feel most comfortable at. You can turn the thermostat up 1-2 degrees when you feel too cold, then turn it back to your ideal temperature once you begin to feel too hot.
3. Lower the Thermostat Before Sleeping
Turn down the thermostat 1-2 degrees before going to sleep at night. You will still feel comfortable under the covers. Many people actually sleep better when it’s cooler. Lowering the thermostat before bed will help save money on heating your home without you even noticing a temperature difference. In the morning, you can return the thermostat to your ideal temperature. If you find it tiring to change the thermostat routinely, you can have a programmable thermostat installed. A programmable thermostat will automatically adjust the set temperature at specified times.
Arctic Air of Southern Utah has been in business for over 25 years serving southern Utah cities like Santa Clara, Ivins, and Washington. In addition to heating maintenance, we offer heating installation, heating repair, cooling repair, cooling installation and cooling maintenance. Contact us today for more information on our heating and cooling services.