How can I better control my home energy costs?

With energy prices increasing, there are a few processes you can take to lower the cost of heating and cooling your home in Edmonton.

Comfort units frequently need more energy than any other appliance in your house. This is reflected on your monthly heating and cooling bill, but it’s essential to remember utility costs can be managed in several actions.

Maintenance: One method to control heating and cooling expenses is to schedule seasonal maintenance. Furnace maintenance and AC maintenance helps your comfort pieces of equipment work properly and efficiently. Running dusty heating and cooling systems could create decreased efficiency and damage to your system.

High efficiency: If you’re in the market for a modern heating and cooling system, think over buying a high-efficiency system. They’re designed to reduce your utility expenses and save natural resources. When picking a modern HVAC piece of equipment, pay close attention to the HVAC energy-efficiency ratings—SEER for air conditioners and AFUE for furnaces. The higher the SEER or AFUE, the greater the efficiency and savings.

Zoning: Home zoning can tremendously lower your heating expenses. This divides your home into individual comfort sections, which are heated or cooled based on your preferences. With a zoning system, you don’t have to pay to heat or cool seldom used rooms. And you can get the correct temperature you desire in highly occupied rooms.

Smart thermostats: Smart thermostats can make a big difference in energy use. These thermostats adjust to your loved ones’ routine and adjust energy use while you’re away. You can also use your smartphone or other Wi-Fi-enabled device to raise or lower temperature settings on the go.