Trying to stay on top of your utility bills can be frustrating, to say the least. Sometimes it feels like you are underwater and every time you break the surface, you slip under again. While we can never make those utility bills disappear, Climate Control can offer some advice to help you stay afloat, while avoiding costly repairs.
The most important thing you can do is schedule regular a/c maintenance and tune-ups. Keeping your cooling and heating system running efficiently is the best way to reduce those utility bills and extend the life of your system. One part of routine maintenance is changing your air filters on a regular basis, which allows for better air flow and enhances air quality. Here are a few other energy-saving tips:
- Seal your house. You will be amazed at the amount of air that leaks out (or in) from cracks and gaps around windows and doors.
- Don’t cool an empty house. If you have a programmable thermostat, use it. If not, make sure you turn up your thermostat when you are leaving.
- Close curtains and blinds during the brightest, hottest parts of the day. Uncovered windows act as heat-generating magnifying glasses.
- Identify problem rooms. We tend to crank up the A/C trying to make these uncomfortable rooms comfortable, which can cause wear and tear on your system.