As we enter the month of May, we can anticipate much warmer days in the near future. In Virginia Beach, it’s common for us to have an average temperature of 90+ degrees during the summer, so having a well working air conditioning system is a must. However, if you aren’t mindful of these tips, you could run the risk of running up your energy bill all summer.
Below, you will find 4 easy ways to save on your air conditioning costs this year.
Did you know that by replacing your air filter, you can save anywhere from 10% to 15% on your energy consumption costs? When air filters are not changed at the appropriate time, they can become clogged with dust, dirt, and other particles that cause the airflow to be blocked from flowing throughout the house.
When the airflow is blocked, it caused the system to work harder than it needs to! Changing your filter regularly will allow the air to flow with ease. When your HVAC system works properly, it will help you reduce power bill costs, and provide greater comfort for your home.
No only to ceiling fans help you stay cool in your home, but they can help you save on your bills! By moving the air in the room, you will feel more comfortable, which can help prevent the need to constantly be cranking the thermostat down.
Smart thermostats, or programmable thermostats are a great investment to make in your home energy-efficiency and overall comfort. By programming the thermostat to work when you need it to, it allows the system to only work hard when needed, and not constantly throughout the day when no-one is home.
Smart thermostats have gotten so advanced, that you can even control them from your phone or tablet, and some even learn your usage behaviors – meaning that it will learn when you utilize the air conditioning and set a schedule for you. Don’t worry though! If something changes, you can always adjust the schedule. Some studies have even suggested that you could save up to 10% on your energy costs by switching to a programmable thermostat.
Just like how you take your car to the dealership or auto shop for routine tune-ups and maintenance, you should also get your AC system tuned-up! Annual AC tune-ups are essential to keep your system clean and operating at it’s best.
If you are looking for ways to save on your energy bills this summer and maximize your home’s energy efficiency – call Galactic Air! We specialize in ac repair, replacement, installation, and maintenance. We can help you beat the heat this summer and stay cool.