Natural Gas prices are set to increase significantly this year, and Affordable Service Plumbing, Heating, Air Conditioner, and Electric have some money-saving tips you can use to keep your hard-earned money in your pocket while staying warm! The EIA (the U.S. Energy Information Administration) estimates that natural gas will increase by 30%. Our highly knowledgeable technicians have some money-saving tips while helping you stay warm!
Aging Equipment: Older equipment doesn’t work as efficiently as more modern and updated HVAC systems do. Aging Equipment could be a significant factor in your gas bill in the winter. Affordable Service offers financing to help ease the financial responsibility of updating current equipment.
Poor Insulation: Insulation is one of the first things a homeowner should look at having added in their attic as colder weather approaches. If your home is not adequately insulated, heat is escaping quickly, and your system is working harder than it should. We offer spray insulation to help keep your home sufficiently heated this winter!
Closed Vents: In a previous blog, we have talked about how inefficient it is to have more than one air vent closed, and this is true during the winter months as well. When you close air vents, your heating system works harder to heat your home than it should. Open those vents so your system isn’t working overtime.
Programmable Thermostat: Affordable Service offers programmable thermostats! This allows you to set your home to a lower temperature while at work all day and then come home to comfortably warm. Our programmable thermostats allow daily temperature and time setting perfect for being away during the day and turning on just before you get home.
Bundle Up: If you can stand it, you can keep your home at a lower temperature and wear pants or sweatpants and a sweater at home. Slippers will keep your feet warm but allow you to move comfortably around the house. We recommend your home stays around 68°F during the day, but don’t let it drop below 55°F, or you risk your home’s water pipes freezing and bursting.
The good news is that New Mexico’s winters aren’t nearly as harsh as other states, especially those in the midwest and further east. If your home’s heating system needs to be serviced, one of our skilled technicians can come to evaluate its readiness for the winter. We also offer 24/7 emergency response technicians for emergencies that happen outside of regular office hours. For more information regarding our heating services, you can visit our website here.