3 Tips for Keeping Your Home Cool and Your Energy Bill Under Control This Summer

How can your HVAC provider’s energy services save big money?

Your HVAC provider’s energy services help keep costs low while maximizing your comfort. Air conditioning and heating make up over half of your home’s energy costs. Improving efficiency gives you the chance to save big. Here are three ways you can lower your expenses without breaking a sweat:

1. Perform regular maintenance

Most residential heating and cooling systems have an air filter that collects dust, debris and other contaminants moving through the home’s ductwork system. When the filters start to fill up, it’s harder for air to move through them. It takes more energy to get the job done. Keeping filters clean reduces the resistance and the amount of energy needed to move cold air through your house. Simple maintenance tasks keep your system running at top efficiency.

2. Keep temperatures consistent

Programmable thermostats can save you money, but only when you use them wisely. Select a reasonable temperature to keep your home at during daylight hours. Lower the temperature at night to cool the structure as much as possible with the least energy use. It will help keep your home cooler for longer during the daytime. Just make sure to limit the temperature change to no more than four degrees. Drastic changes in temperature waste energy and place your HVAC system under additional stress.

3. Remove humidity from the air

Humidity control is gaining in popularity due in large part to the potential heating and cooling savings. We know summer days feel hotter than normal when humidity is on the rise. This is because the amount of moisture in the air makes it harder for sweat to evaporate from human skin. You retain more of your body heat. Take advantage of that by running a dehumidifier to keep air moisture levels between 30 and 50 percent. You’ll be able to sweat easier, lowering your body temperature without cranking the AC. This is one of several ways comfort control can help reduce energy costs and usage.

Contact our team at G + S and discuss more cost-saving tips and efficient energy services today.

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