How can I better control my home energy costs?

With energy prices increasing, there are a few steps you can take to reduce the cost of heating and cooling your house in Winnipeg.

Heating and cooling pieces of equipment usually consume more energy than any other appliance in your home. This is reflected on your monthly utility bill, but it’s important to be aware utility costs can be managed in a few ways.

Tune-Ups: One approach to manage utility expenses is to request annual tune-ups. Furnace maintenance and AC maintenance helps your HVAC pieces of equipment work as designed and efficiently. Operating dusty HVAC equipment might lead to lost efficiency and damage to your system.

High efficiency: If you’re looking to buy for a modern HVAC system, think over investing in a high-efficiency system. They’re made to reduce your utility bills and use less natural resources. When choosing a modern HVAC system, pay close attention to the HVAC energy-efficiency ratings—SEER for air conditioners and AFUE for furnaces. The better the SEER or AFUE, the better the efficiency and savings.

Zoning: Home zoning can tremendously reduce your heating expenses. This divides your home into separate comfort regions, which are heated or cooled based on your needs. With a zoning system, you no longer pay to heat or cool seldom used rooms. And you can have the precise temperature you need in highly occupied areas.

Smart thermostats: Smart thermostats can make a big difference in energy use. These thermostats pick up on your family’s activities and adjust energy requirements while you’re away. You can also use your smartphone or other Wi-Fi-enabled device to raise or lower temperature settings away.