Most homeowners are interested in reducing their energy costs. When it comes to your heating and A/C systems, there are several ways to achieve this goal. Here are some of the options that can give you the most bang for your buck so you can invest wisely to optimize your savings.
If you’re interested in implementing any of these strategies but you need some help doing so, call us at On The Mark Heating and Air today. We’ll set you up with solutions that will save you, both now and in the future!
Use High-Efficiency Heating and Cooling Units
High-efficiency heating and cooling units are designed to use less energy. An HE air conditioner can lower energy bills by up to ⅓. A similar furnace can save you 25% over the course of a year. Add these savings together and you’ll likely pay for your new units within just a few years of installing them!
Use a Programmable Thermostat
These allow you to set your home at a different temperature while you’re away during the day. You can even set it so that things are nice and comfortable again by the time you get home. Go even further and get a smart thermostat that you can control via your mobile phone! These give you even more options for using your heating and cooling systems wisely.
Get Yearly Maintenance
We’ll maintain your A/C and your heater with an eye toward making them as efficient as possible. When we clean out the dirt, dust, and other debris that can gather in your systems, this allows air to flow more freely. Since the system isn’t working as hard to pump that air through, it will use less energy and save you money.
Install Ceiling Fans
Ceiling fans are great for circulating air in both the summer and the winter (just change the direction on the fan in the winter!). Keep your cool air moving around your house and then let the fan keep it up near the ceiling in the winter. These efforts mean you’ll run your heating and cooling systems less, saving you money.
Don’t Block Your Vents
It can be hard to resist putting furniture or drapes over or in front of your vents, but try to do so. If you block the vent, it doesn’t matter how much hot or cold air you pump through your home because it isn’t going to reach you. Save your system the wear and tear of running more often by clearing your vents today!
Change the Temperature
Raise the temperature at which you keep your home in the summer and lower it a bit during the winter. Set it above 75 in the summer because every degree below that will cost you an extra 3-5% on your energy bill. In the winter, make sure you keep your home at 50 degrees or higher to avoid frozen pipes.
We would love to help you save money! Call us at On The Mark Heating and Air today!