7 Tips To Lower Your Energy Bill During Spring

7 Tips To Lower Your Energy Bill During Spring

Are you looking to lower your home energy costs during spring? The springtime is the perfect time to start your home maintenance and home improvement tasks to make sure come summer you are not overspending on your energy bills due to using your air conditioner daily. Spring energy saving tips for your home Follow our tips to lower your energy bill during the spring to make your home energy efficient. Start seeing the energy and money savings today!   Avoid peak energy times To save money on your energy bills during the spring and to prevent electricity outages, avoid running appliances during peak hours, which is from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.   Use your windows to your advantage If you are not already using your air conditioner or during the colder night time temps, you should open your windows to create a cross-breeze. Doing so will create a natural cooling effect that will flow throughout your home. The springtime is also a good time to change your window coverings from heavy drapes to lighter colored curtains to save more energy.   Replace your inefficient air conditioner Replacing old air conditioners with a new, energy-efficient model is the best way to save on energy costs. You should consider replacing your AC system when it’s over 10 years old. Contact a professional air conditioning company to determine which AC replacement is best for your specific home. We’re usually offering instant rebates and coupons for new air conditioning systems, view current HVAC rebates and coupons here!   Use fans Fans are an economical way of keep you cool. Cooling your home...
6 Must Do Spring Home Maintenance Tasks

6 Must Do Spring Home Maintenance Tasks

Finally its spring, is your home ready? Being a homeowner requires you to properly maintain your home throughout the seasons. Follow these must do spring home maintenance tasks to prevent unnecessary costs and repairs. By following the home maintenance tips below you will also lower your energy bills as you start to use your air conditioner. 6 home maintenance tasks to do in the spring   Change your home air filter Dirty air filters decrease the efficiency of your HVAC system and they end up spreading the air in your home with allergens, dust and other contaminants. It’s very important to change your air filter at the beginning of each new season, and then you should check your filter every 1 to 2 months to make sure it’s not too dirty. Here is a helpful article on how to change a home air filter.   Clean refrigerator coils Your home will benefit from a good spring cleaning, once place to start is with your refrigerator. Cleaning your fridge coils can save you money over the course of the year. > FREE Printable Spring Cleaning Checklist For All Your Must-Do Cleaning Tasks! <   Re-caulk around windows Over time, old caulking will dry out and become hard. This causes drafty windows that make it difficult to cool your home during the hot summer. See if the caulking around your windows needs to be re-done and then if so, scrape off old caulking and apply new caulking for best results. You want to make sure there are no air leaks in your home as you head into the warm seasons.  ...
How To Stay Warm At Home Without Turning Up The Heat

How To Stay Warm At Home Without Turning Up The Heat

If you’re ever in a situation where you need to stay warm at home without heat or you’re looking to keep your thermostat low follow these helpful tips to stay comfortable and safe. If you have a no heat issue due to heating problem, call Gibson Air right away for heating services in the Las Vegas area. Staying Warm In Your Home Without Turning The Heat Up Follow these tips to stay warm in your home without blasting the heat.   Keep your blinds and curtains open during the day Use the power of the sun to your advantage when heating your home in the winter. When your curtains are opened during the day, the sun’s rays can get into the house. If your windows face south and there’s no drafts in the room, you will really being able to heat the air inside your house.   Cover your feet and head Keeping your feet warm will really help keep your whole body warm. Make sure you have socks that are in good shape and you should have a pair of slippers on your feet or shoes if allowed in the house. Your head is also another important part on your body to keep covered and warm. Wearing a warm winter hat will make a big difference in keeping you warm.   Drink hot beverages Drinking a hot beverage like tea, coffee will help keep you warm on those cold days and nights. The beverage will raise your body temperature, getting your whole body warmed up. It’s much easier to change your body temperature than the room temperature.   Cook...
8 Ways To Improve Indoor Air Quality During Winter

8 Ways To Improve Indoor Air Quality During Winter

The winter makes your indoor air quality worse. During the cold winter months we spend more time inside our home, run our furnace and have all our windows closed. Your home’s indoor air quality effects the health of all those inside so it’s important to increase your indoor air quality during the winter months. Follow these ways to improve indoor air quality during the winter to keep a healthy and safe home. How To Improve Indoor Air Quality In Winter First, what are the causes of poor indoor quality? There are many contributing factors to bad indoor air quality in your home. Some of the most common indoor air pollutants include pet dander, perfumes, scented candles, paint, air fresheners, cleaning products and fireplaces. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, poor winter indoor air quality can aggravate respiratory conditions like asthma and can increase a person’s risk of developing pneumonia and other upper respiratory problems. Stay safe by following the tips below for improving indoor air quality during winter.   Change The Air Filters In Your Home Your homes heating system air filter is extremely important in your defense against indoor air pollutants. Check your filters regularly at the end of each month and change them as needed (about every 2 months in the winter, clean filters each month). Make sure that when they are installed, filters are secured tightly to avoid gaps between the filter frame and rack. This reduces bypass air, which can harm indoor air quality by allowing breathable particles to pass through without being filtered. If you have questions about changing your air filter, contact...
4 New Years Resolutions For Your Home To Reduce Energy Bills

4 New Years Resolutions For Your Home To Reduce Energy Bills

As you work on your personal New Year’s resolutions, it’s important to also think of ways to improve your home’s energy use in the New Year. You can save a significant amount of money each year if you work on improving your homes energy efficiency each year. Enjoy better comfort, reduce your homes energy use and save money by making these simple changes. Tips for Saving on Utility Bills in the New Year The New Year is a perfect time to asses you homes energy use. If you’re unsure how efficient you heating and air conditioning system is, give the experts at Gibson Air a call at 702-388-7771 for a FREE estimate for an HVAC replacement, we will let you know the best ways you can lower your home energy bills.   Clean or change your air filter every month A dirty home air filter reduces energy efficiency and shortens your HVAC system’s lifespan, so make sure to check its condition every month, especially if you have shedding pets. Set a monthly reminder on your phone or write on a calendar to make sure you’re checking your filter regularly. A clean home air filter is an easy home maintenance task to follow that will allow you to enjoy lower energy bills and cleaner indoor air.    Lower your thermostat For every degree you raise or lower the temperature in your home during the cold of the winter or the heat of the summer, you can save up to 2%on your utility bill. This is the easiest tasks you can do in the New Year to reduce your homes energy...