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Reducing Heating & Cooling Costs

If you’re living in Florida, you probably don’t spend too much on heating. The bulk of your HVAC costs most likely lie in cooling. Still, there are proven techniques that will help you save money on both heating and cooling costs. Try these tips:

Keep Up With Cleaning

Cleaning not only makes your home more pleasant but can also improve the efficiency of your HVAC system. Changing the filters on your furnace or air conditioner will help reduce the burden on those systems. When particles build up in the filter, it makes the system work harder to provide warm or cool air, therefore increasing your bill.

You can also clean out your ducts and the fan on your AC unit. When dust and other debris build-up, it hinders the free flow of air.

Install a Smart Thermostat

A smart thermostat is one of the best ways to conserve energy at home. Plus, you’ll save yourself some trouble worrying about programming your thermostat all the time. A smart thermostat will automatically adjust as per your specific necessities and learn to anticipate your heating and cooling needs. Plus, you can control many models from your smartphone!

A smart thermostat can reduce your AC consumption while you’re not home and gives you greater control over when the system is running. If you like it colder at night, you can set up a timer to change during the night and then go back when you wake up.

Thermostat Placement

Where you put your thermostat can significantly impact how your system warms and cools your home. If there are appliances, vents, or other items nearby affecting the thermostat’s registered temperature, it could be sending signals to your furnace or air conditioner at the wrong times.

For example, you’ve probably never seen a thermostat placed in a kitchen. That’s because there are frequent temperature changes. Just because your oven is on doesn’t mean the rest of your house doesn’t deserve some heat.

Efficiency is in your hands when it comes to your HVAC system. Try these tips and keep an eye on your energy bill to see the results!

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