Summer is officially here, and we have already had record highs this season so we know you have already cranked up your air conditioner. Have you noticed a spike in your electric bill? Here are some energy saving tips from our highly trained team of professional service technicians.
Install and set a programmable thermostat — it could help you save up to 10 percent on heating and cooling costs a year.
Use a fan. Ceiling fans will allow you to raise the thermostat setting about 4 degrees without impacting your comfort.
Follow a preventative maintenance program for your HVAC equipment. HVAC Maintenance is important to keep your system running at peak performance.
Replace your A/C filters this summer. Dirty filters restrict air flow and can cause your system to run longer, increasing your energy use. Replace the filter once a month for maximum benefit.
Don’t heat your home with appliances. On hot days, consider using an outdoor grill instead of your oven.
Install energy-efficient window coverings that let natural light in and prevent solar heat gain.
Use the bathroom fan when taking a shower or bath and a range hood when cooking — this helps remove heat and humidity from your home.
Lower your water heater temperature to 120°F degrees. Your shower will still be steamy and you’ll save by heating less water. Also, make sure you have that water heater checked regularly.
If your air conditioner is not keeping you and your family comfortable of if your energy bill has spiked contact us today we can help.