For homeowners in Sarasota, Florida and the surrounding area, summer can easily be the most expensive time of year, thanks to high air conditioning bills. Even if you like to keep your house cool, though, you can take steps to lower your household energy consumption. From programming your thermostat to using ceiling fans, discover three ways to save energy at home this spring.
Maintain Your HVAC System
A little maintenance can go a long way, especially when it comes to your HVAC system. After all, poorly maintained air conditioners lose efficiency over time, which can cause your energy consumption to spike. Contact the team at All American Heating & Cooling to schedule HVAC maintenance, and you’ll keep your energy usage low while extending the life of your cooling system at the same time.
Turn Up the Ceiling Fans
If you want to keep your home cool and comfortable while keeping those astronomical air conditioning bills as low as possible, start with your ceiling fans. Switch them to the counterclockwise direction, which will move cool air upward and keep the air flowing. Then turn the fan on any time you’re in the room to create a pleasant wind chill effect. With the fan on, you can even increase the thermostat setting a few degrees to save energy without noticing a change in comfort level.
Program Your Thermostat
Next, program your thermostat to minimize your energy consumption throughout the season. Set the temperature to 78 degrees while you’re home to enjoy the cool air, and program the thermostat eight to 10 degrees higher when the family is out for the day or asleep for the night. You’ll save a lot of energy by programming your thermostat accurately, and you could even save up to 10 percent on your annual heating and cooling costs.
Whether you need to schedule a tuneup for your air conditioner or you want to invest in a new smart thermostat, we’re at your service. Call the knowledgeable team at All American Heating & Cooling today: 941-479-6060.
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