Let’s face it – a large portion of your utility bill is each month is due to your air conditioning and heating. If you want to save money on utility bills, you should regularly perform maintenance on your HVAC equipment as well as be aware of how much heating and cooling use in your home. You will be surprised that a few simple steps can help you save money on your utility bills.
Use Effective Window Treatments
Sun rays can make your home even hotter during the summer months. You can cool your home if you use effective window treatments, especially in the areas where the sun directly shines in. You can keep your blinds and curtains closed and use window treatments over large windows. If you block the sun’s rays, it will make your home cooler and put less pressure on your air-conditioning system. Similarly, during winter months, pulling back those curtains and opening blinds will allow the sun to warm your home naturally.
Don’t Over Adjust the Thermostat
You can waste a lot of energy if you frequently adjust your thermostat settings. Consider investing in a programmable thermostat that will automatically adjust temperatures at preset times. If you use it effectively, it can save money on utility bills. Additionally, when you are out on vacation, remember to change the temperature so that your HVAC system runs less.
Properly Seal Your Home
You can waste a lot of energy if hot or cool air is leaking out or into your home. Adding the proper amount of insulation can prevent these leaks and help you lower your heating and cooling costs. Also check around doors and windows to see if there is any air escaping.
Perform HVAC Maintenance
Performing regular maintenance on your HVAC equipment can also help you lower your utility bills and save money. You should make you change your air filters regularly to keep dirt and dust buildup from preventing good air flow. You should also keep any outdoor units clean and free of leaves and debris. If your heating or cooling equipment is ten or more years old, it might be time to replace it with a newer model that is more energy efficient. Have a professional inspect your unit to see if repairs or replacement can help you use less energy.
Action Air Conditioning, Inc. is a family-owned and operated heating and air-conditioning services company. We service all popular brands of heaters and air conditioners. We have been serving both residential and commercial customers in Nevada since 1969. For all your HVAC service needs, contact us at 702-384-5500.