You’re tired of opening your energy bill and finding numbers that make your stomach turn. Fortunately, there’s plenty that homeowners in Warner Robins, Georgia, can do to cut energy costs. With three simple habits that focus on improving your HVAC system’s energy efficiency, you can start taking control of your energy costs.

Schedule Professional Maintenance

Regular professional HVAC maintenance will ensure that your system is operating as effectively as it should. Your HVAC service technician will also be able to catch and fix potential problems early on. Otherwise, worn and broken components may cause damage to your unit and force it to work harder than it needs to. Schedule professional HVAC maintenance at least twice a year (ideally in the spring and in the fall).

Take It Easy on Your System

The harder you run your system, the more you’ll pay in utility costs. You want to stay comfortably cool in the Georgia summer heat; however, the further the temperature in your home is from the temperature outside, the harder your system will work and the more you’ll pay next month.

You won’t have to sacrifice comfort if you set your temperature higher when you’re not home during the day. According to the Department of Energy, you can save up to 10 percent on your energy bills simply by setting your thermostat back 7 to 10 degrees from its normal setting for eight hours a day.

Clean Your Home Regularly

Cleaning your home regularly can also cut your energy costs and free up airflow. Dust and pet dander can find their way into your HVAC system, restricting airflow, straining the unit and wasting energy. While you clean, pay extra attention to the area around your indoor air handler and outdoor compressor unit.

Three simple habits are all it takes to begin taking control of your energy costs. To start your habit of scheduling professional HVAC maintenance, contact the HVAC experts at Pruett Air Conditioning by calling 478-225-4921.

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