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7 Brilliant Tips From Our HVAC Experts to Keep Your Home Cool and Save You Money on Energy Bills This Summer

 

7 brilliant Tips

We’re all looking for ways to save money. As HVAC professionals, we know that one way to do that is to reduce energy bills during the summer months. Implementing these tips can keep your home cool and comfortable while potentially reducing your energy costs.

Clean Your Air Filters

If your filter resembles a fur coat or looks like it was drug through the dirt, it’s time to change it. Dirty air filters can cause your air conditioning unit to work harder, decreasing its efficiency and increasing your energy bills. Make sure to change your air filters before the summer kicks into full gear to keep your system running efficiently.

Use Ceiling Fans

On cooler summer days, ceiling fans can circulate cool air throughout your home. Thus, reducing the workload on your air conditioning system and saving you money on your energy bills. In addition, change the direction of your ceiling fan to counterclockwise. This helps create a downdraft, which pushes the cold air down. This can be done by using your fan’s remote or reversing the switch on the motor. 

Install a Programmable Thermostat

A programmable thermostat allows you to set the temperature in your home to adjust throughout the day automatically and all through the night. Using a programmable thermostat can save you money on energy bills without sacrificing comfort. However, not all thermostats are created equal, and not all do the same thing. 

At Hager Fox, we use the S40, Lennox’s premiere smart thermostat. This highly advanced piece of equipment acts like your home’s command center, monitoring your comfort and equipment. This matters because if something is awry with your equipment, it will impact your overall efficiency and comfort. If your equipment starts to malfunction, the S40 will alert you via your phone the moment it happens. Thus potentially saving you money.

Seal Your Home

Sealing any cracks or gaps around windows and doors and adding insulation to your attic or walls can help keep cool air inside your home, reducing the workload on your air conditioning unit and saving you money.

Use a Dehumidifier

If you’re in a high-humidity area, this tip is for you! High humidity levels can make your home feel warmer than it actually is. Using a dehumidifier removes excess moisture from the air, making your home feel more comfortable at a higher temperature. This can help reduce your HVAC system’s workload and save you money on energy bills.

Schedule Regular Maintenance

Regular maintenance is essential to keeping your HVAC system running efficiently. By scheduling annual maintenance with a professional HVAC technician, you can catch any potential issues before they turn into costly repairs and ensure that your system is running at peak performance throughout the summer.

Upgrade Your HVAC System

If your HVAC system is old, has a hard start, or is inefficient, it may be costing you more money than necessary. Consider upgrading to a newer, more efficient system to save money on your energy bills in the long run. In fact, Lennox’s energy savings calculator reports that if your A/C unit is a 10 SEER or lower and you upgrade to an 18 SEER unit, you could save up to $2,160 over the unit’s life. 

So, if you want extra bread in your wallet, following these seven tips can help you save money on your energy bills while keeping your home cool and comfortable during the summer months. And if you’re in the market for a new heating and cooling system, or would like to get on a maintenance plan, call us at 517-258-1805.

Stay cool this summer, and remember, for service that rocks, call Hager Fox.

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