Here are five easy tips that can help you maintain a comfortable home while also saving money on your monthly utility bill.
1. Replace Air Filters
What’s the top cause of your system constantly turning on and off? Dusty, dirty, clogged HVAC air filters can contribute to uneven indoor temperatures. Changing your home’s air filters monthly will save you money on utility bills and increase the lifespan of your HVAC system. A clean air filter can reduce your system’s energy usage by up to 15%.
2. Seal Doors and Windows
Windows and doors are generally the second biggest offenders for heat or cooling loss. The best way to check for loss is to use a flashlight. When light shines through frame cracks or caulking, it means your home is losing conditioned air. It’s a clear sign that it’s time to use caulk and sealant. Doing this DIY step is a quick way to keep indoor temperatures comfortable.
3. Strategic Placement of Area Rugs
Flooring, like saltillo tile, linoleum, bamboo, natural and engineered hardwood can be chilly to walk on during cooler months. If you want a warm, comfortable experience for your feet, place area rugs in strategic locations throughout your home to keep heat from escaping through the tile and floorboards.
4. HVAC Thermostat Placement
A thermostat placed on an interior wall will operate at higher efficiency levels when it’s not placed near windows, exposed to direct sunlight from a skylight, or subject to frequent air drafts from opening doors. According to the Department of Energy, thermostats should be located where natural room air currents — warm air rising, cool air sinking — occur. A certified HVAC professional or trusty handyman can help you with the optimal thermostat location.
5. Invest in a Smart Home
A smart, long-term investment would be to consider installing a home automation system to save even more on monthly expenditures. A home automation system may include smart thermostats, smart power strips, smart lighting, smart appliances, and any other home automation technology such as Alexa that will remotely monitor and control your house. You’ll save money in the long run on your energy bills.
Use Cool Blew
Implementing these five tips will save you money on your monthly utility bills. How to expertly control indoor temperatures is what your local professionals at Cool Blew can do for you. Call our experienced technicians today at 623-872-2900 to schedule your appointment at a day and time convenient for you.