The temperatures during winter in Las Vegas dip down into the 30’s and 40’s causing you to rely more on your heating system causing your energy bills to rise. In order to help lower your energy bills during the winter you can follow a few winter energy savings for your home in Las Vegas. When the cold arrives you’ll be able to make sure your house isn’t wasting energy while keeping your family warm.
Winter Energy Saving Tips For Your Home
Seal Air Leaks In Your Home
Seal cracks and openings in foundations, around windows, doors and electrical outlets with caulking or weather stripping. A lot of warm air is being lost, causing your furnace to work harder to maintain warm temperatures. Install window and door weather stripping. Use caulk or expanding foam accordingly to fill in the holes, cracks and gaps. Make sure your home is properly sealed to prevent the warm air from escaping, and allowing the cold air in. The average home loses about 25% of energy through windows while heating during the winter, and up to 40% of energy when cooling during the summer. By also replacing your normal windows with energy efficient windows you can end up saving 10-15% on your heating bill.
Get A Furnace Tune Up Service Annually
Keep your system running at its best by scheduling an annual heating check up every fall or winter! Regular maintenance and changing filters monthly is key to the most efficient and least cost operation of your furnace, which also reduces the cost of heating your home. Flickering pilot lots, dust build up, loose fan belts and any other additional problems are making your furnace work overtime. Ensuring your furnace is ready for the winter can not only save energy on your bill, but it will extend the life of your furnace and keep you from needing to spend more money on heating repairs or having to replace your furnace prematurely. While some of it can be done by you (changing your home air filters), a yearly heating tune up in Las Vegas from a professional is the best way to ensure that everything is running properly. Of all our energy saving tips for the winter, this is the most important.
Insulate Your Attic
Have adequate attic insulation – increase if less than 5 inches. Having adequate insulation in attics will reduce the energy needed to warm up your home, along with lowering your energy bills. Have an expert check the insulation levels in your attic. With proper amounts of insulation, you could save anywhere from 10 to 50% on your heating bills in the winter.
Get A Programmable Thermostat
By having the temperature at a constant setting that automatically adjusts according to usage you can save up to 10% annually on utility costs. One of the easiest ways to reduce heating costs is to set your thermostat at 68 degrees when you are home and lowering it to 58 degrees overnight or when you’re away from home will further reduce costs of your heating bill. A single degree above 68 degrees can increase your energy bill by as much as 2%! You should invest in a programmable thermostat which will make a huge difference on how easy it is to save energy at home. If you have an older manually-operated thermostat, replace it with a digital, programmable thermostat that can be programmed to automatically adjust the settings so you won’t need to remember to do it or experience unnecessary run times.
Use The Sunlight
Take advantage of the natural heat from the winter sun. Open window coverings on the south side of your home during the day, and close them at night.
Reverse Your Ceiling Fan
Switch the direction of your ceiling fans rotation to reverse (clockwise) to make a room feel warmer and save on heating bills. Your fan will push warm air that collects at ceiling level back down into the room.
Replace Old Inefficient Heating Systems
If your furnace is ten years old or older, it’s probably in the 60 to 70 percent AFUE range. That means you’re wasting about 30 to 40 cents out of every dollar you spend for heat. By replacing your old furnace with a new, high-efficiency model with an AFUE of 80 or 90 percent, more of the fuel you pay for is turned into heat. We currently have an instant rebate coupon for a new furnace purchase!
Install A Ductless Heating System
It can be tricky to keep different rooms throughout your home at the right temperature – especially if you have old and drafty windows, tight spaces or room additions to work around. It can also be challenging to ensure economical comfort without having to do a major heating system overhaul. Yet there are easy and flexible ways to heat your home in areas where it needs it most and still stay comfortable all winter long. Ductless heating systems allow you to control the temperature in each individual room. Our Mitsubishi Ductless Heating Systems offer ductless split systems that can be retrofitted to a house that has no ductwork, or if the central heating system is already at capacity. Advantages of these systems include their small size and flexibility for heating and cooling individual rooms. The best part is ductless heating is you can save 30-40 percent off the energy costs of a forced air system!
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Heating Service In Las Vegas, Henderson, Summerlin
Stay warm and cozy while saving energy and money with these best winter energy tips for your home to follow. If you need professional heating service in Las Vegas, Henderson or Summerlin give the experts at Gibson Air a call at 702-388-7771. We provide heating services for furnaces and heating systems that include heating maintenance, furnace installation and furnace repair. Make sure to view our latest HVAC coupons to save money on your heating services!