Heating your home can account for up to forty percent of your power bill in the winter months. But there are ways to save money on your power bill – even when it's cold like it has been. Chelan County PUD came with some tips, the first one shoots down an old wives tale about the “emergency heat” button on your thermostat. PUD Spokesperson Rachel Hansen says it only overworks your heat pump:
And it also costs you money. PUD Residential energy advisor Josh Mitchell gave an example of the savings one customer experienced:
One other important tip is to change your air filters in your HVAC system every one to three months; clogged air filters can make your heat pump a lot less efficiently, make it work harder, and uses a lot more electricity.
More tips on making your home more energy efficient are available at chelanpud-dot-org-slash-save.