According to the EPA, the average American household spends more than $2,000.00 a year on energy bills alone. This is quite a bit of money and energy that is being used to heat and cool your home. Royal Heating & Air, your HVAC company at the Lake of the Ozarks, has come up with some ideas to help you conserve your household energy consumption and save money this summer when running your air conditioning unit.
Use Fans & Natural Cooling AgentsFor central AC systems, a ceiling fan will allow you to raise the thermostat setting about 4 degrees Fahrenheit without sacrificing comfort. Fans also help spread the cool air from wall AC units throughout your home. If you are able, consider opening your windows during the night while you are sleeping and when it is cooler outside. When you wake in the morning, shut the windows and blinds to capture the cool air.
Keep Heat Out to Lower AC UseConsider purchasing window treatments like black-out shades or other energy-efficient window treatments to keep the cool air inside. Blocking the sunlight by using shades can keep the heat out – it has been shown that highly reflective blinds can slash heat gain up to 45 percent when used properly. That’s a lot of saved energy – which means savings on electric bills! Make sure all your windows are sealed and close properly. Caulk any cracks in the exterior of your home, as these will let in heat as well. Make sure that your ductwork is sealed and insulated. Your air ducts are one of the most important systems in your home, and if the ducts are poorly sealed or insulated, they are likely contributing to higher energy bills.
Set Your Thermostat & Avoid Frequently Changing the TemperatureDid you know that you could save a lot of money each year on cooling costs by turning your thermostat up a few degrees from its normal cooling setting for just eight hours a day? You can save money on your energy bill just by programming your thermostat while you are asleep or away. Royal Heating and Air recommends purchasing a programmable thermostat for your home so you can start saving both energy and money today.
Maintain Your Equipment!Keep your HVAC system clean. A little bit of dirt can cause major problems. Get in the habit of changing your air filters every 30 days. Keep your outdoor unit clean and free of leaves and debris. It’s important to get your HVAC system serviced twice a year by the best HVAC company at the Lake of the Ozarks in order to ensure its performing properly and is running efficiently. Give Royal Heating & Air a call to set up your appointment today. Summer is just around the corner, don’t wait before it’s too late!
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At Royal Heating & Air, we can help with all your HVAC needs including preventative maintenance, repairs and installing new units. Make sure your HVAC unit is working properly by having a professional HVAC technician at the Lake of the Ozarks do regular maintenance. However, when it is time to upgrade, call Royal Heating & Air at 573-480-4313 and we can help you install your new system.
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