What Can I Do to Lower My Energy Bills in Waxahachie?

What Can I Do to Lower My Energy Bills in Waxahachie?

If you’re trying to save money, a great place to start is right inside your home. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, heating and cooling your home typically makes up about 48% of your utility bill. Some of the best ways to start saving money don’t require a big investment of money or time. If you haven’t set up your furnace service for the year, that’s a great place to start. We also have a couple additional tips that can help keep your bills as low as possible.

Schedule an Energy Audit

If you reach out to your local utility provider, they will come conduct an energy audit of your home. These services are often provided free-of-charge and account for everything that is showing up on your energy bill, from your heating and cooling system to your kitchen and laundry appliances. Most utility companies also have rebates for insulation and other equipment that can boost your home’s efficiency.

Smartly Program Your Programmable Thermostat

Thermostats have come a long way, and the technology behind them only continues to expand. For example, the iComfort S30 is able to employ the GPS In your smartphone to determine when you’re leaving and makes the proper adjustment to help you save money and improve efficiency while you’re gone. When you return home, everything goes to the way it was and you don’t have to worry about anything. It’s also able to adapt to your routine, so when baseball and football seasons kick off, your thermostat can make the correct adjustment.

The Department of Energy states that a well programmed thermostat may

reduce your heating costs by up to 35% and your cooling costs by up to 25%. Set your thermostat as low as you can, while ensuring you’re comfortable in the winter and as high as comfortable in the summer. There are a few different models to select from so pick the one that best fits your schedule and needs.

If your schedule changes a lot, a 7-day model is probably your best choice. They offer you the flexibility to set different programs for each day. These typically have four possible temperature stages every day.

There are also 5+2 and 5-1-1 models. These models are ideal if you have the same schedule on weekdays and a different one for weekends.

Selecting and Maintaining Your System

If you think you’re close to the point where your system should be replaced, it’s a good idea to take a look at all of your options so you can make an informed decision when the time comes. Look at the SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) rating of air conditioners and the AFUE (Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency) of the furnaces. The higher the ratings, the higher the savings. As always, our furnace and A/C experts will help you make a well-informed decision that adapts to you and your needs.

If you’re not ready yet, a simple furnace service and routine maintenance can keep your system operating smoothly and efficiently. If you haven’t set up your furnace service for the year or are having any sort of questions about your system or possibilities, give us a call at 972-763-5448.

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