Start With the Thermostat
When the summer arrives, it can be tempting to crank the thermostat low and bask in the chilly breeze coming out of your air vents. Unfortunately, that also means a rise in energy bills. Everyone deserves to be at a comfortable temperature in their home, but our advice is to adjust your thermostat. Even a degree or two can save you big over the course of the summer! Our advice is to throw on a pair of shorts and a tank top and give your HVAC system a rest when possible.
Look For Leaks
Do you notice warm air coming in near your windows or doors? It pays to take the time to properly seal any leaks you find in your home. After all, if you are paying to keep your home cool and warm air is making its way in throughout the day, it can end up being a frustrating waste of money.
Although the recommendation is to replace your HVAC unit’s filter every 6 months, the truth is that it depends on each home. 6 months is a great guideline, but if you notice that your filter is particularly dirty when you change it, you may want to consider customizing a plan to best suit your home.
Upgrade Your HVAC System
Of course, we’re lucky to live in a day and age where HVAC systems are more energy efficient than ever before. That means if your current air conditioning unit has seen better days and you’re worried about the cost to replace it, you can rest assured that you’ll save big in the months and years ahead. Simply put, keeping an old HVAC system maintained gets more challenging every year, and it may not be worth the cost to keep making repairs compared to purchasing an affordable new system that perfectly fits the size of your home.
It’s also worth noting that having an energy efficient hot water heater can help your home to use less hot water, saving you money.