Everyone is always looking for ways to save money, and one area you can save a bit is on your energy bill. As the weather starts to warm up, heaters will be turned off and then eventually air conditioners will be turned on. During the springtime, it is a great time to keep your energy bill down, but what about when the weather starts to get hot? How can you keep that cold air in your house and reduce the amount you are using? Here are some great ideas.
Adjust your thermostat
One simple way is to not keep your house as cold as you normally do. What temperature do you normally set it at? If you set it below 72 degrees, consider raising it. For each degree above 72 degrees, you can save up to 3% on your utility bill.
Keep your curtains or blinds closed
We know during the summer months you want to let the sun in, but during the day when no one is home, keep them closed. This will help reduce the amount of cool air in your house that can escape.
Replace your HVAC Filter Regularly
Depending on what type of furnace filter you have it should be changed at least every 90 days. If you have pets in your house, you’ll want to change it more often. As the filter gets filled with dirt and dust, it will require your system to work harder to get the air out throughout your home. Changing your filter regularly will help your HVAC system run properly as well as keep your energy costs down.
Upgrade Your Air Conditioner
Is your AC unit old? If so, by not getting a new one you’re not saving yourself any money. Newer AC models are more energy efficient and can end up saving you money in the long run. If you’re ready to have a new AC unit installed, contact us today.
As the temperature rises, by doing these few things, you will notice a difference in your energy bill. Should you be in the market for a new air conditioner, need your current one repaired or just want a general maintenance cleaning, give us a call!
Ultimate Comfort offers heating and cooling services in and around the Berks County area. We provide AC installation and AC repair to many individuals around the Wyomissing PA, Leesport PA and Wernersville PA area. Our heating services include heating installation, heating repair and general services for both heating units and Air Conditioner units. Contact us today to schedule a service call.