Insulating windows and inlets, turning off lights when not in use, and prompt repairs of your systems are important ways of lowering the utility bills. Residents of South Venice, FL, can employ the following strategies to ensure that they lower utility costs year-round.
Repair Leaky Ducts and Replace Air Filters
The cooling and heating system needs to work efficiently to minimize energy losses. Fix any ventilation, air conditioning, and heating ducts. Ensure that your HVAC system does not have leaks and, if any, call for repairs and upgrades to prevent heat and AC losses.
Check the air filter on your HVAC regularly. Since they trap dust, fur, and debris in the air, a blocked filter can be a significant loss. Your HVAC will have to work harder to keep your house comfortable while using more energy and wasting a lot more. Checking and replacing them will enable your system to work efficiently, thus reducing your energy costs.
Use a Programmable Thermostat
Invest in a smart or programmable thermostat so that you can keep track of your heating and cooling energy usage. A smart thermostat is programmable, enabling you to control it from any mobile device. These thermostats can automatically adjust your home’s temperature, depending on the time of day without the need for manual adjustment.
Program the thermostat to energy-saving levels when you are not home or when asleep. You can set the thermostat to heat specific rooms only or completely turn off when not in use for an extended period. As a result, energy usage is more efficient on a need-to-use basis, and you get to save on electricity bills.
Use Ceiling Fans
Ceiling fans help circulate cool air in a room and reduce the HVAC system’s workload. You can use fans to reduce the amount of energy in use by the air conditioning system. When the weather cools off, reverse the direction of your fan to pull warm air from the ceiling down into the room.
Invest in Home Insulation
Insulating your home will ensure cool air during summer is well circulated within the house and maintained for extended periods. Check the insulation in your attic and apply extra if there is a need. You end up saving energy by reduced cooling times and eventually lower your utility bills.
Visit us at Aqua Plumbing & Air for excellent repairs and maintenance on your heating and air conditioning system.
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