With the hot weather here, now’s a good time to think about ways to reduce home energy costs that will inevitably rise with the thermometer. Unnecessarily high cooling bills can really reduce the budget available for summer activities and travel plans. Don’t give up your plans in order to keep your home comfortable. Try some of these easy tips for keeping energy costs low.
Clean or replace system filters
Replacing your system’s air filter is easy to forget or postpone. There are several reasons to change filters, not the least of which is lowering energy costs. If the filters become clogged by debris, the entire system will have to work harder to cool down your home. This has repercussions for your indoor air quality as well.
Install a programmable thermostat
Installing a programmable thermostat puts you in control of the energy used by your air conditioning system. Set up a schedule so that your A/C will cuts back its cooling while you’re away at work, asleep or on vacation and returns to your comfort level again shortly before you arrive home or awake.
Remember to get your cooling system serviced (if you haven’t already)
Air conditioning units should be serviced annually by a reputable technician. Proper maintenance will save headaches in the long run. Peace of mind that your A/C won’t break down during a heat wave is priceless during our blazing Florida summers.
For more information and tips on managing energy costs this summer, don’t hesitate to contact us at NisAir Air Conditioning and Heating. NisAir has been serving South Florida reliably for 40 years.