When you live in Sand Key, Florida, it often seems like the hot summer weather lasts for 11 months of the year. Even if you love the sunshine and the year-round beach weather, you might be worried about the high costs of staying cool. From keeping the thermostat steady to improving indoor air quality, find out how to be more cost-conscious in the summer.
Keep the Thermostat Consistent
Whether your household can never agree on an indoor temperature or you’re constantly adjusting the thermostat to stay comfortable, frequent temperature changes can cost you more than you might think. Rather than making manual changes throughout the day, invest in a smart thermostat and program your family’s cooling schedule. Be sure to set the thermostat to dial back the temperature by up to 10 degrees while the family is asleep or out for the day, and you’ll start saving big on your electricity bill.
Replace the Air Filter Regularly
You can get away with changing the air filter every three months during the winter, but in the summer, you should replace it much more frequently. During peak air conditioner season, replace your HVAC air filter every month. You’ll avoid slowing down the airflow while preventing dust from entering the HVAC system, leading to expensive repairs.
Improve Your Home’s Indoor Air Quality
You already know that great indoor air quality makes your home a more comfortable place, but did you know that clean air also lowers your costs? Talk with the Advanced Cooling Systems team about how to lower your home’s humidity level or remove contaminants from the air supply. Doing this will help your HVAC system operate more efficiently, which means bigger savings for you.
Open All the Vents
Closing vents in rarely used rooms doesn’t save you money, but it can cost you more since this could force your air conditioner to work harder. For a more cost-effective solution, talk with our team about zoning for your HVAC ssytem.
Need a hand keeping HVAC costs low throughout the year? Call Advanced Cooling Systems for all of your family’s HVAC needs: (727) 213-5888.
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