Summer may be over. But homeowners in Adel, Georgia, will still rely on their central air conditioning well into the fall months. To avoid overtaxing your HVAC system and spending too much on your energy bills, consider implementing the following three energy-saving tips:
Use Your Window Coverings Wisely
Most homes have energy-efficient or double-pane windows to help keep the cool air produced by your air conditioner inside. However, you can also maintain your home’s cool temperature by using your window coverings to keep the hot sunlight out. This is especially true in the mornings or evenings. The reduced heat exposure inside your home means your HVAC system won’t have to work as hard throughout the day.
Be Conscious of Heat Sources in the Home
Your air conditioner also has to compensate for other heat sources in your home. For instance, an oven can easily raise your indoor temperature. Try not to use your oven during the hottest part of the day to avoid overtaxing your air conditioning. Also, consider switching your light bulbs to Energy Star-qualified CFL or LED light bulbs. These energy-efficient bulbs use 25-80 percent less energy than incandescent bulbs and produce much less heat. Overall, be conscious of the heat sources in your home to prevent spending more on cooling costs.
Install a Programmable or Smart Thermostat
Since your thermostat controls your HVAC system, you can save wasted energy by installing a more efficient model. A programmable or smart thermostat works more efficiently than a traditional thermostat because you can set it to automatically heat or cool your home throughout the day. A smart thermostat can also send you alerts about any HVAC issues or notifications to change your air filter, which will keep your system working smoothly and efficiently.
We can help make every dime count when working to keep your home cool and comfortable. Call Waller Heating & Air Conditioning today at (229) 375-5040 to learn more about programmable thermostats and other energy-saving tips.
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