Are you worried about the increase in utility bill costs that occur during a typical Moore, SC summer? Learn how to improve your HVAC system’s energy-efficiency in order to save money on energy bills during the hottest months of the year.
Install a Programmable Thermostat
The simple reason why energy bills are higher during the summer is that your HVAC system is typically turning on more often. Get on the path toward home automation and consider installing a programmable thermostat so that you aren’t unnecessarily cooling your home when away from home.
Automatically set the thermostat to 4–6 degrees higher when you’re on vacation or working. A smart thermostat can be programmed to bring temperatures back down when you return home. Keeping your thermostat at 78 degrees Fahrenheit and using ceiling fans will lower your energy bill.
Change or Clean AC Filters
Allowing your air filters to become dirty is one of the biggest reasons for higher energy costs. Clogged filters reduce airflow, cause the blower fan to work too hard and lead to HVAC system repair needs. Create a habit of changing your air filters once per month during hot Spartanburg summers.
Use Window Shades
A simple way to keep your HVAC system from cycling on and off as often is using tinted window film or window shades. Blocking the sun’s rays from penetrating your home keeps indoor temperatures lower. You’ll notice decreased energy bills when the AC unit doesn’t need to turn on as much.
Give Your HVAC System a Tune-Up
If your AC unit hasn’t been maintained over the years, then you’re going to notice a decrease in efficiency and an increase in the power bill. Get a tune-up done at least once annually. Your AC technician will check refrigerant levels, inspect all parts and charge the system properly so your air conditioner runs optimally.
Are you ready to have your next AC maintenance check completed? We encourage you to call one of our friendly George M. Hill & Sons, Inc. representatives. We’ll schedule your next tune-up appointment and make sure your family is comfortable all summer long.
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