You can’t skip the Texas heat, but you can curb your HVAC energy usage and save money.
From full system tune-ups to your own DIY maintenance, here are five tips to decrease your energy bill.
These 5 HVAC efficiency tips will help you keep your home cool this summer. Reducing your HVAC energy output will also save you money. In the long run, this will extend your HVAC system’s work life.
We know it’s hot, but that doesn’t mean you need to set your thermostat to extremely low temperatures. Instead, you can bump up your thermostat setting a little higher to 75℉ and put your ceiling fans and a box fan to work instead.
Are you taking full advantage of all the perks your electric company offers?
If not, you could be missing out on big savings. Check the fine print on your electric bill and look for lower rates during off-peak electric hours. Many companies offer this solution to help home and business owners find relief from the heat and high utility bills.
If you don’t see anything on your current contract, look for recent promotions and call your electric company to see if they lower rates outside of peak hours.
The Texas sun can feel relentless during the hot summer months. If your windows allow the heat to infiltrate your home or business, then it will make your air conditioner work harder and result in higher energy bills.
Help keep your home or business cooler by blocking the sunlight with window treatments and/or smart landscaping. Curtains or drapes inside can keep the heat out. Strategic plants in front of your windows can also help prevent the sunlight from reaching your windows in the first place. Tip: If you're looking for a home take note of the location of trees which can shade your home and lower your energy bill.
Feeling hot air when you sit near a window?
Then you likely have inefficient windows. Since North Dallas can have cold winter months and hot summer months, it’s important to make your home or business as energy efficient as possible. Start by re-caulking or installing weather proofing to your windows and exterior doors to fix any minor cracks or gaps. It may be time to consider an investment in more efficient windows. Double-paned windows with argon gas between the panes can greatly increase efficiency.
As always, the best way to keep your home or business energy efficient and decrease energy bills is with routine HVAC system tune-ups.
It’s wise to have an HVAC technician inspect your HVAC system twice per year. The experts at Moss Heating | Cooling recommend tune-ups twice a year to ensure your HVAC system is in tip-top shape. This will also help to extend your HVAC system’s work life.
Don’t wait for the dead of summer to schedule your routine tune-up. It becomes harder to schedule service and prices can be higher as demand for HVAC service increases. Instead, get your tune-up on the books outside of peak season.