Your utility bill came in the mail yesterday and your heart dropped because of the cost. Do you have to completely sacrifice your comfort to cut your payments? Homeowners in West Palm Beach, Florida, can reduce summer utility costs without sweating their days away with these three simple habits:
Schedule Regular HVAC Maintenance
One foolproof way to reduce utility costs is to schedule regular HVAC maintenance. During the summer, your cooling system endures significant strain to keep your home comfortable. While it’s certainly better to have your system maintained before the hottest days of the year, it’s never too late to schedule maintenance.
Your service technician will help you reduce your utility costs by guaranteeing that your system is in sufficient condition to handle its load. Thanks to maintenance, your system will run far more efficiently.
Replace the Air Filter Routinely
Your heating and cooling system includes an air filter that catches dust, dirt and other particles that hitch a ride on the airflow. Over time, that filter becomes clogged. It then becomes a barrier to airflow and efficiency, not to mention healthy indoor air quality. Change your air filter once a month to improve efficiency and reduce utility costs.
Don’t Push Your System Past Its Limits
During the summer season, you’ll likely have to make a choice: push your HVAC system to keep your home at a cool 68 degrees or endure some warmth in favor of lower utility costs. The further your thermostat setting is from the temperature outdoors, the harder you’ll push the system and the higher your utility costs.
If you want to cut your utility costs, keep your indoor temperature between 75 and 78 degrees. Find other ways to stay cool, such as using the ceiling fan when you’re in the room.
Utility costs are often a shadow hanging over your peace of mind, especially when you want to stay comfortable. With these three habits, you’ll be able to cut costs while maintaining comfort. To schedule cost-reducing HVAC maintenance, call Mechanical Air Conditioning at 561-899-4587.
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