How to Optimize Your Heater to Save Money
While you won’t spend as much money on your air conditioning in the winter as you do in the summer, you’ll end up replacing those costs with heating – which can be just as expensive. Plus, people tend to spend more time indoors during the winter, which further increases the cost of electricity for your home.
If you’re wondering how to optimize your heater to save money through these colder months in Southern California, you’ve come to the right place.
Drop the Temperature
Likely the most obvious money-saving trick is to lower your thermostat in the winter. Thankfully, it can save you a good amount of money on your heating bill. According to the Department of Energy, lowering your temperature by 10-15 degrees for eight hours can save 5% to 15% on your bill – which equals hundreds per year, not just in the wintertime.
Switch To a Smart Thermostat
Smart thermostats begin learning your habits and design a schedule that will adjust accordingly. Best of all, this schedule will have energy-saving temperatures in lull times, such as while you are sleeping or not at home.
Use Space Heaters
Space heaters can be a great alternative to heating your entire home because no heat is lost in the process through combustion or ducting. Consider using space heaters for closed-off areas of your home, such as a bathroom or garage.
Let the Light In
As we move into spring, one way to help heat your home naturally is to take advantage of Mother Nature. On sunny days, open your blinds and curtains. Let the sun’s rays come into your home. You’ll help warm your home for free if you take advantage of natural heating.
Circulate the Air
You can use fans to help keep you warm in winter. Typically, a ceiling fan rotates counterclockwise, which pushes air down and creates a chilling effect. Most ceiling fans, though, have a reverse switch that will move the rotation clockwise. This opposite direction of airflow produces an updraft helping to push warm air that tends to stay closer to your ceiling.
Get an Energy Audit
Today, many cities across the country offer energy audits for free or at a minimal cost. If your city provides this service, you should be sure to take advantage of it right away. An energy audit will help to identify areas around your home where you might have potential saving opportunities. You can also try chatting with your local utility provider to see if they have tips and tricks that are more specific to your local area.
Call Us Today!
Let the experts at AAA Calvert assist you with selecting the proper heating installation, repair, and maintenance services for your residential or commercial space. Our HVAC experts can help you pinpoint any issues, identify the appropriate course of action, and implement these services to meet your needs. Call us at 562-429-1546 to request a quote today.
Before calling the experts at AAA Calvert for heating installation, repair, and maintenance, follow these steps first to see if it’s time for a new heater.