Every year, energy bills seem to get higher and higher. Sometimes, you may feel like way too much money goes towards paying energy bills. At Jay's Heating, Air & Plumbing in Mount Airy, we agree, and that’s why we’re going to give you five ways to save money on your energy bills.
1. Change Air Filters Regularly
When your air filters are dirty, they make your unit struggle to push air through. Air filters should be replaced once a month, which is far more often than most people replace them.
2. Find Out When Non-Peak Hours Are
Sometimes you can get discounts for moving your power usage to off-peak hours. The times vary based on where you live, but arranging your schedule so that doing laundry, running the dishwasher, and watching TV are done during these hours can save you plenty of money.
3. Lower Your Water Heater Thermostat
Hot water takes up a lot of power. Lowering the thermostat on your water heater 10 degrees can make a huge difference in your energy bill.
4. Change Your Thermostat Schedule
When it’s hot outside, raise the temperature a bit. You’ll soon get used to the change, and a couple of degrees still makes a difference. When it’s cold outside, lower the temperature a few degrees. The best way to do this is with zoning, which means using different temperatures for different areas of the house. After all, you don’t use some rooms in your house as much as others. Zoning can be set up with professional ductwork.
5. Fix Your Ducts
Inefficient cooling and heating systems can be considerably boosted by fixing leaks in ducts.
Several of these things you can do on your own, but other tasks may require professional help. At Jay's Heating, Air & Plumbing, we can help you do all you need to keep your systems running efficiently. We can assist with cooling, heating, indoor air quality improvement, duct cleaning, and maintenance in Mount Airy. If you need work done, then call us today to schedule our professional services.