You can cut air conditioning costs in your Eastman, Georgia, home with a few easy changes. Then you’ll have more cash for a fun summer vacation. Making your home more energy efficient also helps you to get rid of uncomfortable warm spots. You can save money and energy on your air conditioning by adding a programmable thermostat, taking advantage of landscaping, and maintaining your HVAC system.
Adding a Programmable Thermostat
You can set a programmable thermostat to increase the temperature in your home when you go to sleep or work. That way, you won’t have to waste money cooling an empty house or providing higher cooling levels when activities have decreased. With a programmable thermostat, you won’t have to worry about remembering to adjust your thermostat manually. A smart thermostat provides the added advantage of being able to control temperatures remotely from a tablet or smartphone.
Attractive landscaping can lower your utility bills and increase the value of your home. It can also make spending time in your yard much more pleasant. Block the hot afternoon sun by planting trees on the west and northwest sides of your home. Trees that lose their leaves in winter will still let the sun warm your home when the weather is cold.
Vines on a fence or trellis can provide shade for your HVAC unit, keeping it from working too hard and extending its life. Make sure your unit has at least two or three feet of space around it so it can work efficiently.
Maintaining Your HVAC System
Without regular maintenance, your air conditioner’s efficiency will decrease and your utility bills will increase. By having your system checked by a professional, you can catch problems that could waste energy or shorten its life. For maximum airflow, check your air filter once per month and replace it at least every three months. You should also keep pine needles, grass clippings, leaves, and other debris away from your outdoor unit.
Pruett Air Conditioning is a Carrier Factory Authorized Dealer with more than 35 years of experience. We can help you maintain, repair, and install your air conditioner. Call us anytime at 478-298-4115 or 478-225-4921 for more ways to save on your HVAC system.
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