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How to Reduce Home Heating Costs This Winter

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.

Seal Ductwork

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.

Regular Maintenance

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 quality help.

For more information, contact us at (888) 660-4337 today. We offer a wide range of Palm Beach County air conditioning services.