How Your Cooling Habits are Costing You Money
Posted on: October 17, 2017
Who doesn’t love to save money — well what if we told you there’s a simple way to save money every single month? By being mindful of how you are cooling your home, you can not only save yourself some cash but improve your indoor air quality too. So here are the few ways you could be unintentionally costing yourself money each month:
You’re Cranking up the Temp
Though it might seem like the best way to cool off your home, cranking up the AC to a low temperature is a big energy waster. Drastically decreasing the temperature will make the system work hard to get to that significant temperature change, your home won’t cool off faster and will cost you extra money in the end.
You Aren’t Using Your Ceiling Fans
Ceiling fans are a great way to circulate air especially in a home with high ceilings. If you find that one room gets warmer than another, you’ll want to utilize your ceiling fans; this will allow for perfect circulation in your home and less of a need for blasting the AC. Just be sure to turn off the fans when you leave a room.
Your Thermostat is Outdated
Thermostats have gotten much smarter with age and can help you save energy. Most modern thermostats can learn your habits and keep your house at a consistent temp day and night. It’s also important to be mindful of where your thermostats are installed; larger homes might see more even cooling with a few thermostats spread out throughout their home.
You Haven’t Gotten it Maintenance
A neglected machine is an energy pit. If you have been ignoring your HVAC system or can’t remember the last time you cleaned your filters, you are not only wasting energy but costing your system its life. A dirty machine reduces air quality, makes the cooling systems work overtime to get past the layers of dirt and debris. So be mindful of how often you clean your machine, and you’ll see a better overall performance.
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