Ever wonder why the energy bills in your Sahuarita, Arizona, home suddenly skyrocket during the winter? Continuous use of your climate control system and spending more time at home can increase energy bills during the cold season. Here are five reasons you spend more on energy during winter.
During the winter, you use the heating system more often. Because of the huge difference between the indoor and outdoor temperatures, your HVAC unit has to work harder and longer to keep your living space warm and comfortable. This leads to increased energy bills.
More Time Indoors
Most people spend more time indoors during the winter to enjoy the comfort of their climate-controlled homes. More time indoors means your appliances, including the refrigerator, televisions, video games, and lights stay on to keep you entertained and cozy. All of these can increase your utility bills.
Winter holidays can cause your energy bills to increase as well. With the kids enjoying the winter break at home, and friends and relatives visiting, there will be more cooking, dishwashing, laundry, and hot showers. You also have to keep the lights on longer and use multiple entertainment systems to meet the needs of your family and friends.
Decorating for the Festivities
Winter is not only cold but packed with festivities. If you decorate your home with dazzling lights and sparkling Christmas trees, remember that these festive displays can increase your electricity usage since they are left on for long periods of time.
Higher Energy Generation Costs
During the winter, energy generation companies have to produce more electricity to meet the increasing demand for homeowners. This may mean using more expensive power generation sources. The power companies may pass on the extra expenses to the consumer, increasing your energy bills.
Do you need to service your heating systems to help reduce electricity bills this winter? At Oasis Air Conditioning & Heating, we are committed to making your home energy efficient and comfortable. Call us today at (520) 648-1755.
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