The HVAC system keeps your home’s interior pleasant and inviting year-round. However, cooling costs can increase in the warm season when homeowners rely on their units more often. Here are several tips for cutting down on energy expenses without sacrificing comfort.
How to Reduce Your Cooling Costs
1. Install a Programmable Thermostat
You can program this device to adjust the temperatures in your home based on your desired conditions.
For example, you can schedule it to turn off when you aren’t home, then have it turn back on when you’re due from work. Raising the temperature or turning off the equipment reduces strain on your HVAC system.
2. Change Air Filters
Over time, dust, pet dander, and grime become trapped in your HVAC system’s air filters. These obstructions limit the flow of clean air, force heating and cooling units to work harder than usual.
Air filters should typically be changed every three months. However, you may need monthly replacements if you have pets or smoke indoors.
3. Seal & Insulate
Drafts can make their way into your home through small openings around doors and windows. Check the seals around these structures to ensure they are air-tight. If you find gaps, patch up the seals with weatherstripping or caulk.
If your home is a few decades old, it may also need more insulation in the attic, basement, and crawlspaces to keep unwanted outside air from infiltrating the interior.
Scheduling annual HVAC maintenance also improves energy efficiency, reducing your energy bills. Aquatech Mechanical is a trusted HVAC system contractor based in Staten Island, NY. To help you save further, they are currently offering instant rebates of up to $500 for each eligible Mitsubishi Electric® ductless system. The discount is available until July 4, 2020. Here’s what past customer had to say about their impeccable installation and customer service:
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