Your HVAC system can consume a lot of energy as you try to keep cool during the hot, humid months in South Carolina. There is a lot that you can do to lower the amount of energy you spend, and reduce your utility bills. You don’t have to try to bear the heat just to lower your energy bill. There are many effective solutions you can implement that will make a lot of difference.
Replace Air Filters
It is easy to forget to change your filter, but realizing that a dirty filter can actually cost you in several ways is enough reason to set reminders for this very important task. If the filter is clogged with dirt and dust, it reduces air flow and makes your air conditioner work harder to keep your house cool. It can also affect your health. Change or clean your filter as specified, or as soon as it becomes dirty. Reusable filters are great money-saving option.
Seal Air Leaks
Air leaks can be present anywhere in the house — around pipes, windows, and doors. Such leaks can let the cool air out or allow warm air to enter. Seal leaks with caulk or weatherstripping for example, to help to insulate your home and keep the cool air inside.
Buy a Programmable Thermostat
A programmable thermostat is a worthwhile investment when trying to save money on utilities. It allows you to program the temperature of your home depending on activity or the time of day. Program your thermostat so less energy is used when no one is home, and change settings for comfortable temperatures when you are home and active.
Double Check Your Utility Meter
Human error is always possible. Learn to read your own utility meter and estimate your bill in advance. That way when the bill comes each month, you know you are not getting overcharged.
Taking the time for these little tips can help you to reduce your utility bill tremendously. For more help with keeping your home cool, contact the specialists at Goose Creek Heating & Air by calling 888-880-1131. Our qualified team can provide additional solutions to make your system more efficient and keep you comfortable.
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