How to Reduce Your Energy Bills
As the seasons change, many Tucson homeowners find themselves thinking about how to manage their home’s comfort efficiently without incurring high energy bills.
According to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), heating is the largest energy expense in the home, accounting for about 45 percent of the average household’s energy bills. Targeting your heating and cooling equipment is essential to reducing your energy use and expenses.
Your heat pump works hard during the warmer months to keep you cool inside—but it also works hard to keep you feeling cozy and snug when the outdoor temperatures drop. Maximize your system’s efficiency and engage in energy-saving practices so you can take back control over rising energy costs.
At Hamstra Heating & Cooling, we are proud to offer effective heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) solutions. We have served homeowners and businesses all throughout Arizona for years and are here to answer any of your questions!
Energy-Saving Tips for Your HVAC System
Ready to start lowering your energy costs and enjoying some extra savings each month? Follow these tips to reduce your home’s energy use and bills:
- Utilize Your Ceiling Fans
Ceiling fans can be used strategically to improve air circulation in your home. In the winter, running your ceiling fans in a clockwise direction can help distribute heated air more evenly, reducing the need for constant heating.
- Don’t Forget About Regular Maintenance and Tune-Ups
Regular HVAC maintenance is essential for optimal performance. A well-maintained heat pump runs more efficiently, uses less energy, and has a longer lifespan. Simple tasks like replacing air filters regularly can significantly improve efficiency. Plus, proper maintenance can prevent potential system failures, saving you money in costly repairs in the long run.
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- Install a Smart Thermostat
Smart thermostats are a game-changer in managing your home’s temperature efficiently. These devices allow you to create custom heating and cooling schedules, so your system will not be left working overtime. Your smart thermostat can even learn your daily routines and adjust accordingly. By optimizing your heating and cooling patterns, you can significantly reduce energy consumption.
- Seal and Insulate Your Home
Proper insulation and sealing of doors, windows, and ductwork can have a profound impact on your HVAC system’s efficiency. Insulation keeps your home’s warm or cool air from escaping, which means your heat pump will not have to work as hard to maintain the desired temperature.
According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, homeowners can save an average of 11 percent on total energy costs by air sealing their homes and adding insulation in attics, floors over crawl spaces, and basements.
- Upgrade to a High-Efficiency Heat Pump
If your current heat pump is outdated or inefficient, upgrading to a new model can be a wise investment. Modern heat pumps are designed to be much more energy-efficient than older models.
With price increases on the horizon, now is an ideal time to consider an upgrade. An energy-efficient heat pump not only reduces your energy bills but also enhances indoor comfort.
A new high-efficiency heat pump is an investment in your comfort that can result in lower monthly energy bills. You may even be able to recoup some of the cost from tax credits available through the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) until 2032, which allows you to claim 30 percent of the project cost for HVAC improvements. If you purchase a new heat pump, you could qualify for a tax credit of up to $2,000.
Trust Hamstra Heating & Cooling for Efficient HVAC Solutions
At Hamstra Heating & Cooling, we are dedicated to helping our customers in Arizona find the most efficient solutions for their HVAC needs. Our team of experts can guide you on energy-saving tips, install new equipment like a smart thermostat, provide routine maintenance, and help you select the right heat pump for your home when the time comes to upgrade.
Ready to Lower Your Energy Bills and Maximize HVAC Efficiency?
Managing your Tucson, AZ, home’s comfort does not have to come with high energy bills. By implementing these energy-saving tips and upgrading to a more efficient heat pump when necessary, you can enjoy a comfortable home environment while keeping your energy costs in check. In any case, look to Hamstra Heating & Cooling for efficient and reliable HVAC solutions. Call 520.629.9833 or request service online.