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Arizona winters are comparatively mild, but they can be tough on your electric bill if you haven’t prepared your home. We’ve got tips to help you conserve energy and keep you comfortable.
heating tips
  • use an extra blanket to keep warm while you’re sleeping
  • tightly caulk around windows, doorframes, sill plates and wherever air might leak through exterior walls, floors or ceilings
  • turn off exhaust fans immediately after use  
  • open your blinds during the day to let in the sun, but close them at night to hold in the heat
  • avoid using a portable electric heater as your main heating source to provide full-time heat  
  • in winter months, cooking helps heat your home, but don’t use your oven as the primary heat source
  • in winter months, use ceiling fans 'backwards' to circulate warm air down from the ceiling
  • install tempered glass fireplace doors to reduce heat loss
  • remove electric outlet covers and insert special insulation underneath to prevent hot or cold air from seeping into your home
  • replace your air filter at least once a month to save energy and increase the life of your cooling and heating system
  • during the winter, set the thermostat at 60° or lower while you’re on vacation
  • set the thermostat at 68° or lower if you'll be away from home for several hours during the winter