Did you know that the average person spends about half of their energy costs on heating and cooling? While we personally might be able to keep ourselves comfortable, we might not be extending that same comfort to our wallets! What are some things that can be done to reduce the cost of comfort?
Change your filters regularly. This is one of the easiest steps that can be taken to not only prevent high energy bills but also help to maintain your HVAC unit.
Regular Preventative Maintenance for your unit is another great way to manage costs and keep your unit running in prime condition. A technician will be able to make suggestions that will help you lower your electricity bill and improve the overall performance of your HVAC unit.
If you experience a sudden spike in your energy bill that doesn’t seem to be weather related, the cause could be a number of reasons from failing parts to leaks in the duct work.
Think about upgrading your HVAC system. In 2006, a law went into effect that all new AC units in the must have a SEER rating (seasonal energy efficiency ratio) of 13 or higher. Energy efficiency is not only good for the environment, but for the budget also. The average household who upgrades from a 10 SEER unit to a 13 SEER will save over $3,000 in lifetime energy savings. If that that same household upgraded to a 16 SEER unit the estimated savings would be over $5,000. Check out how much you could save with this SEER savings calculator.
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