Have a Summer of Savings by Following These 4 HVAC Tips
Summers in Utah can be as intense as the winters, which means your energy bills will spike as you try to keep things cool indoors. Follow these 4 tips to stay comfortable and refreshed this summer without breaking the bank.
- Replace outdated HVAC units with energy efficient models.
If your unit requires an inordinate amount of repairs and maintenance, it won’t matter how efficiently it runs. In fact, it likely won’t be running efficiently at all. Investing in a unit with Energy Star ratings will save you money in the long run, and you’ll see those savings reflected on your energy bills.
- Manage/program your thermostat settings.
Don’t leave the settings of your thermostat to the whims of anyone in the household, or to your own memory (how many times have you forgotten to turn off the A/C when you’ve gone out of town?) When you want to save, it’s important to have a programmable thermostat that allows you to set a schedule, use timers, and set specific temperatures to maintain depending on whether or not anyone is in the home.
- Keep an eye on those filters.
It’s easy to forget what you don’t have to look at every day, but don’t let one of those things be your air filters. Not only is it inefficient to neglect replacing your air filters every month, it’s unhealthy too.
Talk to the Experts
If you’re struggling to manage your energy bills, talk to an expert to see if your HVAC units need to be replaced or repaired to run more efficiently.