During winter and summer months, it’s hard to maintain a comfortable temperature at home. During these seasons, your HVAC system will work harder to keep the desired temperature inside your house. This extra work causes energy consumption to go up, as well as your energy bill. But there’s a way to reduce those costs.
Tips For Reducing HVAC Costs
There are several things you can do to save money on your HVAC consumption.
1. Regular Maintenance
To keep your HVAC system working correctly, it needs at least annual maintenance to make sure all components are in good condition. Otherwise, it may lead to damaged parts due to overuse or excessive stress on certain pieces.
2. Stable Temperatures
Most HVAC systems have optimum temperatures at which they operate more efficiently. You can look at your owner’s manual to find out yours. It’s also recommended not to adjust temperatures drastically. This will make your unit work harder, increasing energy consumption.
3. Seal Your Home
During winter or summer, having proper sealing on your doors and windows will help you save money. Otherwise, you allow hot or cold wind to get inside your house. This will make your HVAC system work nonstop because the hot or cold air produced will be lost.
4. Programmable Thermostat
A programmable thermostat will make your life easier and your costs lower. You just have to set timers when no one is home, so your HVAC system can save energy during that time. It’ll automatically work when you are there and turn off when you are not.
5. Cover Your Windows
Covering your windows with curtains or blinds will help you maintain the temperature inside your house. During the cold season, this can work as an extra layer of insulation between the window and the interior. In summer, keeping them closed will keep the heat of the sunlight out.
Save Money & Keep Your HVAC Working Properly
If your HVAC system needs some maintenance, call KAY Heating & Air Conditioning to help you out. We have almost 50 years of experience in installing and repairing HVAC systems, so we know how to treat your HVAC properly.