Arizona doesn’t get as much snow as a lot of our Northern neighbors, but it still gets cold. Even worse, it’s getting colder. The temptation is to crank your thermostat up and feel the warmth of your heater. That’s understandable for a day or two, but what if you want to keep your heating bills reasonable?
In this article, you’ll learn our three tips for staying comfortable without breaking the bank on your heating expenses.
Use Your Curtains
During the warmer months, you close your curtains during the day to keep the sunlight away. During the colder months, you need to do the exact opposite. Keeping your curtain open during the day allows the sunlight to heat your home. Then, at night, you want to close your curtains/blinds. This helps prevent the heat from escaping through windows.
You don’t want a fan blowing on you when it’s cold out. However, some fans can make a room warmer. Since hot air rises, you should reverse your ceiling fan. This causes it to move clockwise, pulling cool air up and pushing the warm air down.
Because hot air rises, you should also avoid using your kitchen and bathroom fans unless absolutely necessary. These fans, being higher up, tend to remove hot air from your home.
Keep Your Home Cooler
Most savings tips will boil down to the same point: the less work you require from your heater, the less money you’ll need to spend on its energy costs. One of the simplest ways to reduce the energy needs of your heater is to keep your home cooler.
This requires small lifestyle changes, like wearing sweaters and socks. If you don’t want to bundle up, you should still consider lowering the temperature by a few points. Even small changes can have a big impact on your energy bill.
Heater Installation, Maintenance, and Repair in Arizona
Are you having heater problems in Gilbert, AZ or the surrounding area? Hicken Air has been serving this community for over a decade. Call us at (480) 686-1919 or contact us online to receive a free estimate on your project.