Your HVAC system in your Montgomery, Alabama, is a significant investment and one you want to protect. Use these surprising home HVAC hacks to get the most out of your system and save money in the process.
Block the Sun
During the summer, the heat from the sun hitting your home will increase your bills. Keep your home cooler by blocking the sun from hitting your home. Be smart with your landscaping and plant shade trees where the sun hits. Close the curtains during the day to keep the sun from shining in when it’s at its hottest. Your HVAC system won’t have to work as hard if you prevent the sun from blazing on your home during the summer months.
Slowly Change Your Thermostat
Every degree makes a difference with your thermostat, but you can’t adjust your thermostat from 74 to 78 without your family noticing immediately. Consider slowing adjusting the temperature in your home by one degree every few days until it’s set at a higher or lower temperature. If you change it slowly, then your family won’t notice, and you will eventually see the energy savings without dramatically changing your comfort. Every degree counts on your utility bills, so the closer you have it to the outdoor temperature, the more you will save.
Invest in Preventive Maintenance
Invest in preventive maintenance to lengthen the life of your system and save money on your utility bills. A preventive maintenance agreement with your HVAC contractor ensures you check your system regularly to make sure it’s working at its top potential. Similar to changing the oil in your car, your HVAC system needs regular checkups to run as efficiently as possible. The tuneups typically happen twice a year right before the winter and summer to make sure your system is operating correctly before it gets turned up for the new season.
If you want to sign up for a preventive maintenance agreement, we are the people to call. Contact Air Conditioning by Luquire at 334-230-5870 to speak to an experienced professional today.
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