Spring is here, which essentially means that it feels like summer in Clearwater, Florida, and that you’re likely already using your air conditioning system to cool your home. While weatherizing your home will help you save on energy costs during the winter, these three and easy energy-saving tips will help you do so during the upcoming hot and humid months.
Remember to Change Your Air Filter
During the summer, when your air conditioner works its hardest, you should check your air filter monthly. If the air filter looks dirty or damaged, change it. A dirty air filter slows air flow and puts more strain on your system, which increases utility bills and shortens its lifespan. In addition to improving efficiency, a clean air filter will prevent dust from clogging the system and deteriorating indoor air quality.
Upgrade to a Programmable Thermostat
One of the biggest benefits of upgrading to a programmable thermostat is the savings you’ll experience on your energy bills. According to ENERGY STAR, the average household can save up to $180 annually by installing a smart thermostat. With more control over your comfort environment, you’ll keep more money in your pockets when you receive those monthly utility bills.
Schedule a Springtime A/C Tuneup
The number-one way to enhance efficiency, avoid major repairs and extend your air conditioner’s lifespan is to invest in a springtime A/C tuneup. Considering how much money you’ll save via lower utility bills and reduced repair costs, the investment will pay for itself in no time.
For additional information about how to save a few extra energy dollars this summer in Clearwater, Florida, or if you’d like to treat your HVAC system to an A/C tuneup this spring, read on about how maintenance plans help you save or contact us at (866) 827-7662. We’re standing by to take care of your HVAC needs so you can stay cool.