Did you know that heating and cooling make up half the energy usage of
a typical family? With utility costs on the rise nationwide, it’s
no surprise that many homeowners are turning up their air conditioning units in hopes of cutting energy spend. And while it’s great to
raise the temperature when you aren’t home, plenty of us are looking
for additional ways to save. Here are four tips for saving money and energy
around your Florida home:
- Change Filters More Often
Changing the air filter regularly impacts energy consumption for the better.
Not only do dirty filters force the AC to work harder to achieve the same
results, but they also affect the quality of air your family is breathing.
- Install a Programmable Thermostat
Whether you use a programmable thermostat or a traditional manual model,
it’s important to pay attention to the settings. By keeping your
thermostat at a higher temperature when you’re at work or school,
you can save energy without even really trying.
- Buy Energy Star
When it comes to cutting utility costs, a quality system makes all the
difference. Look forEnergy Star-certified appliances and home comfort systems when upgrading and watch
your bills drop.
- Adjust Your Water Heater
The AC isn’t the only appliance affecting your energy bills. To reduce
costs, check the thermostat on the water heater and set it back to 120
degrees. Not only does this act save you energy, but it also prevents
family members from accidentally scalding themselves.
Save Money With Help from Del-Air
Looking to cut your utility costs without sacrificing your family’s
comfort? At Del-Air, our
air conditioning technicians are at the top of their games. Not only can we be at your
home the same day you call in most cases, but we also never charge for
overtime service. Our goal is to preserve the health and safety of your
loved ones while protecting the environment for future generations. For
more energy-saving tips, check out our Del-Air blogs, or call (855) 972-9943 to speak to someone on our team.