Energy-Saving HVAC Tips
If you’re like most homeowners, you’re constantly looking for ways to save on your energy bill. It sometimes can be tough to strike a balance between a comfortable temperature and a comfortable bill, so we’ve compiled some energy-saving HVAC tips to make saving a little easier. By making use of these tips, you can save energy on heating and cooling and save yourself money as well.
Change Dirty Air Filters
This one might not seem like a cost-saving tip, but a dirty air filter makes your HVAC overtime to bring in air through the vents. And since your AC has to work overtime, that means your bill is slowing and steadily rising. Changing the filter will not only save you money on your energy bill―it will also decrease the normal wear and tear your HVAC unit endures (which mean you could get more life out of it down the line!)
Schedule Routine Maintenance
It’s no secret that regular maintenance can help increase the efficiency of your unit. An annual maintenance check can catch any issues that can be causing your HVAC to use more energy than usual, like a leak in your duct. Your HVAC technician will make sure your system is operating at its best, which in turn helps reduce your energy bills.
Install a Programmable Thermostat
Programmable thermostats are a big way you can save energy on heating and cooling your home. Studies show that by adjusting the temperature on your thermostat by 10 to 15 degrees Fahrenheit for about eight hours a day (a work day for most people), you can save up to 15% on your energy bill. Your home doesn’t need to be freezing cold all day long during the summer months – especially if you’re not there to enjoy it. The same goes for being toasty warm during the winter months. The nice thing with a programmable thermostat is that you can set the temperature to revert to your preferred setting an hour or so before you arrive home, so the only way you’ll notice the daily temperature adjustment is by looking at your energy bill.
Replace Your Outdated System
Replacing your old HVAC system may seem like a big bill that you just don’t want to take on right now, but the savings down the road could just be worth it. Old systems are not nearly as technologically advanced or efficient as the modern ones produced today. They also tend to need frequent repairs, which means not only are you spending money on repairs, but you’re also spending money on the energy your system is burning while you wait for repairs to be made.
While we all want to come home to a comfortable house, there are easy ways to reduce energy bills without sacrificing comfort. From caring for your unit to adjusting the temperature by a few degrees, these tips will help you save on your cooling and heating bills year-round.
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