During the winter season, the majority of households consume a great amount
of energy in order to sustain heat and maintain comfortable home environment.
Due to the fluctuating energy prices, homeowners may potentially spend
hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars when the temperature drops in Palm
Beach County these next few months. Here are some helpful tips on how
to reduce your heating costs.
Using the Appropriate Fuel
The four main sources of energy for heating systems in the US are natural
gas, heating oil, propane and electricity, which are in the following
order of cheapest to expensive. Depending on your
heating system at home, you may be able to upgrade your system to use a cheaper fuel
which can save you money in the long run.
Any cracks, holes, or leakage in your air ducts causes heat to escape to
unwanted spaces. 20% to 40% of your energy bill is attributed to leakages
in your air ducts. Ensure your air ducts are sealed, particularly around
bends and joints.
Set a Thermostat Schedule
If you don’t have a programmable thermostat (which we highly recommend
you purchase), it’s best to keep your home cool during the day,
especially when you’re at work. By setting the temperature during
the day at 68 degrees Fahrenheit and 60 degrees Fahrenheit at night, you
will be saving over $100 during the winter.
Servicing helps to improve the energy efficiency of the HVAC system, which
can cost a homeowner between $100 to $400. This may seem like plenty of
money, but it will save you much more in the long run. At
Phoenix Air Conditioning, LLC, our expert technicians are NTE-certified, so you’re guaranteed
For more information,
contact us at (888) 660-4337 today. We offer a wide range of Palm Beach County air