In an effort to help our customers and future customers we at Action Heating and Air Conditioning want to continue sharing tips that may help you save on those expensive heating bills during the winter. If you need any inspections or repairs please call us at 251 281-2520 our friendly staff will be glad to schedule an appointment.
HVAC Cost Savings Tips For Anyone
Winter not only brings about a drop in temperature, but also your bank balance; making your pockets feel considerably lighter. During winters, half of your energy is utilized by heating systems. To increase your comfort as well as maintain a good financial standing, making smart decisions regarding your home’s heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system is essential. It is recommended to all HVAC cost saving users to:
- Install programmable thermostat
- Tune up your HVAC equipment annually
- Change your air filter regularly – every one to two months
Call us at Action Heating and Air Conditioning for installation and annual tuning. Replacing your air filter is fairly easy; you can do it on your own. A few more tips on how to save energy and some considerable bucks are as follows:
1. Thermostat Settings
Set your thermostat at 68? By setting at a comparatively lower temperature your heating system will use less energy. At nighttime or while leaving your home for short periods, turn down your thermostat 5 degrees to save more energy. This will add up to save you $70 each year. You might also consider to invest in a programmable thermostat which will set your temperatures automatically while you sleep or go out.
2. Utilize Sunlight
Sunlight not only provides warmth, but also helps our body to make Vitamin D. Soak up the sun right in your living room in winters by opening all window coverings during the day which face south. The natural light will warm your home and you will not need to increase the temperature on your thermostat. After nightfall, close your coverings to retain heat. Keep windows that receive no direct sunlight perfectly covered to prevent cold window drafts.
3. Cold Washing
If you have a washing machine, use cold water for washing clothes. Not only does this conserve energy, cold water is good for retaining the color of clothes and prevents fading of dyes. This will help you in saving about $30 to $40 a year.
4. Replacing Furnace Filters
Make it a habit to replace your furnace or heat pump filter regularly. Dirty filters clog the passage and make your heating system use more energy to work harder. Change your filters every one to two months (unless you have an efficient filter which lasts several months). By replacing your filters regularly you will end up saving $35 a year or about 5% of your energy costs.
5. Water Efficient Faucets
Installing water efficient faucets and showerheads will help in reducing hot water consumption. The 1.8 gallon per minute showerheads decrease your consumption by 10%, amounting to a $20 reduction in your energy bill.
6. Weatherize Your Home
If you properly weatherize your home, you might end up saving another 10% of your electricity costs. Seal your windows and weather-strip your doors to retain heat.
There is no reason HVAC Cost Savings is something you don’t do!