New York, NY (PRWEB) January 08, 2014
HVAC Education, or HVACED.com, offered readers three tips to lower heating bills during the winter. These tips were developed after the publication of the January 2nd 13 Wham article, “Heating Costs Swell.” The article detailed the increase in heating bills among residents of New York. Bearing this increase in mind, Arizona HVAC Education encouraged homeowners to utilize the three tips listed below to avoid outrageous heating bills this winter, including regular maintenance performed by a professional with significant HVAC training credentials.
13 Wham’s article identified New York as one of many states experiencing hikes in heating rates due to the rising cost of gas and increased fees for electricity. While some residents are seeing a hike of $10 from month to month, others are seeing more significant increases, leading to frustration and disappointment among consumers.
United States citizens are seeing increasing hikes across the board, including the cost of gas and electricity. As a result, many homeowners are seeking methods of reducing heating needs to combat rate hikes. The methods listed below will assist homeowners in lowering monthly energy payments.
1. Lower thermostats. A single degree lower on the thermostat can reportedly lower heating bills by as much as 2%. Instead of keeping the home at a comfortable 70 degrees, homeowners should consider keeping homes at 65 degrees, and wearing more layers around the house.
2. Investigate windows and doors. A startling percentage of energy escapes through the home’s windows and doors. Installing energy efficient windows and doors, or simply replacing sealing around windows and doors, can make a distinct difference in a home’s overall energy bill.
3. Perform regular maintenance and seek regular checkups. Replacing filters can go a long way in keeping energy bills low, while having a licensed professional perform routine maintenance can ensure proper functioning of all HVAC equipment. When seeking a professional, look for one with state-focused certification; if in Arizona, seek out an individual with Arizona HVAC certification to get the latest in region-based upgrades.
13 Wham is an online and broadcast publication delivering local news to Rochester, New York. This includes local events news stories, as well as lifestyle and entertainment news.
Following 13 Wham’s article regarding rate hikes for electricity and gas, HVAC Education offered readers three tips to assist in lowering energy bills this winter. The tips focus on homeowners, encouraging using fewer units of gas and electricity and weather-proofing one’s home. Though some of these measures do require money up-front, the overall savings is typically considered worth the investment. When seeking improvements, do not be afraid to contact professionals with HVAC training to seek advice for the best products.
HVACED.com is an online resource for individuals seeking information about the HVAC industry, including better usage tips and training and education information.