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As a budget-conscious homeowner, you want to do everything you can to keep costs under control. Fortunately, when the weather starts to cool in Delray Beach, Florida, it’s the perfect time to decrease your energy bills. From scheduling HVAC maintenance to dialing back the thermostat, find out how to lower energy costs this fall.

Dial Back the Thermostat

The beginning of the heating season is the ideal time to adjust your thermostat and dial back the temperature during key times of day. During heating season, set your thermostat to 68 degrees when you want to warm up.

When you’re asleep or at work, program the temperature 10 degrees lower. You’ll save up to 10 percent on your heating bill, which can add up quickly.

Open the Vents

As the weather gets cooler, you might feel tempted to close select vents or registers around your Delray Beach home. This might be especially true of rooms you don’t regularly use, such as the guest room or the study.

However, closing vents can actually cost you more, as it causes your HVAC system to work harder. Make sure all the vents in your home are open to keep its temperature consistent and prevent your system from overworking.

Schedule HVAC Maintenance

To keep your heating system efficient through the fall, schedule HVAC maintenance as early as possible. When you call the Mechanical Air team, our experienced service technicians will thoroughly inspect your system to make sure it’s running smoothly and ready to tackle the season ahead. They’ll also tell you about any minor problems detected before they become larger and more expensive.

Isn’t it time you took your HVAC efficiency to the next level and saved money at the same time? Call the HVAC experts at Mechanical Air Conditioning at 561-899-4587 for more tips.

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