Paying your monthly utility bill is a part of life, but the amount you’re paying? You may have the ability to change that. By making a few adjustments in your home, you may be able to drastically reduce the amount of energy expended, and money spent, in keeping your home a comfortable temperature.
Invest in an home energy audit.
Use a programmable thermostat.
By setting your thermostat close to the temperature outside, you can exponentially save on your energy bill, but remembering to turn your thermostat up and down every day isn’t always easy. A programmable thermostat allows you to schedule out each rise and decrease in temperature at one time, taking away the chance you’ll forget. To save the maximum amount of energy possible using this technique, make sure you have roughly 8 hours between each temperature change, as raising and lowering the temperate too frequently can waste energy.
Get the right window treatments.
From awnings to drapes to blinds, energy efficient or insulating window treatments are worth the investment.
Install and use ceiling fans.
A ceiling fan can keep you from wanting to turn down your thermostat another couple degrees when it’s warm outside. Be sure to turn it off when you leave the room though. Leaving a fan going in an empty room will uselessly expend energy.
Caulk air leaks and seal ducts
Air leaking out of your home can turn into a complete energy and money suck. Make sure all openings, any cracks and ducts in your home are properly sealed.
Purchase a service plan from a professional heating and air company.
By having your HVAC system regularly serviced by a trusted professional, you can ensure your system is running at peak efficiency. With the amount of money you’ll save by using less energy, this service practically pays for itself and helps prevent your HVAC system from unexpectedly breaking down.
At Chenal Heating and Air, one of our main focuses is helping homes run as energy efficiently as possible. If you suspect your HVAC system isn’t working at its full capacity or you would like to learn more about our affordable service plans, give us a call. We’ve spent more than 20 years helping homes in central Arkansas be both energy and cost efficient, and we’d love to do the same for yours.