It’s hard to imagine going without air conditioning in the summer, but your monthly HVAC bill can make you wonder if it might be worth a shot. Instead of committing to a sweltering house to save some money, take a look at three strategic ways you can reduce your energy use and bring down those utility bills.
Try a Ceiling Fan
There aren’t many houses in the south without ceiling fans these days, but if your home doesn’t have one, it might be time to add some – maybe to every room. And it’s important to make sure they rotate in a counterclockwise direction in the summer, so they blow down, creating a cooling effect. Cooling from a ceiling fan can reduce the amount you rely on your AC.
Change Those Air Filters
If your HVAC air filters are dirty or clogged, the HVAC system has to work harder to do the same job. Harder work means it’s using more energy, which in turn cranks up your monthly energy bills.
Upgrade Your Thermostat
Do you have a smart thermostat with programmability? Upgrading to one can save you a bundle over time on your HVAC bills. They allow you to program your cooling needs to fit your lifestyle, so you aren’t keeping your house extra cold when no one is home, but you can adjust the temperature for when you are.
Getting your utility bill can be painful, but it doesn’t have to be. With some simple tips from the pros, you can bring down your energy bills. For more strategic ways to reduce your monthly HVAC bill, contact the team at H.H. Hovey Heating and Cooling, Inc. today.