Is it possible to keep your cool and still increase energy efficiency during the summer? Yes, it is! There are some easy and creative ways you can cut down on your energy spending without giving up your air conditioning. Keep reading to get the scoop.
Keep That Filter Clean
Your HVAC system uses an air filter to protect the equipment from dust and debris getting pulled into the system. The air filter traps that dirt so it doesn’t get into the air conditioner and damage it. If you don’t change the filter regularly, it can get dirty and clogged. When that happens, the system has to work overtime to pull in the air. This means you’re using more energy than necessary for your HVAC to do the same work. Keep your filter clean and save money on your energy bills.
Have Your Air Conditioner Serviced
An air conditioner running at its peak is going to use less energy than one bogged down by dirt and improperly lubricated components. Regular HVAC maintenance in the spring, before the weather gets warm, will help keep your system running at its most effective and efficient.
Invest in a Programmable or Smart Thermostat
One of the best ways to save money on your energy bills not only in the summer, but year-round, is with a programmable or smart thermostat. By programming your thermostat so the temperature in your home changes based on when you need it cooler or warmer, you can conserve energy and save money on your utility bills.
You don’t have to live in a hot house just to save money on your utility bills this summer. For more creative ideas to increase your energy efficiency, contact our friendly team of pros at H.H. Hovey Heating and Cooling.