Who doesn’t want to save 10, 20, or even 30% on their home’s heating and cooling costs? Lucky for you, the experts at East Coast Mechanical, Inc. have three simple tips to try right now that are designed to slash your energy bills.
1. Clean/Change Filters Regularly
Nothing kills your heating and cooling system’s energy efficiency faster than a dirty filter. Costing mere pennies and taking only a few minutes to install, clean filters are the #1 tip furnace experts recommend when it comes to increasing your home’s energy efficiency. Think about it, air must flow freely through the system in order to keep the temperature stable. When dirt and dust clog the filters in your furnace or air conditioning unit, that flow of air is reduced, making the whole system work harder – and that costs you money. Taking the time to clean or replace dirty filters has shown to decrease those energy bills by 15-30%.
2. Fluctuate the Temperature
Not home all day? Then there is no need to keep the temperature at a balmy 76 degrees in the winter or 65 degrees in the summer. Installing a programmable thermostat can offer some big savings, by allowing the temperature to rise and fall in accordance with your family’s needs.
3. Regular Maintenance is a Must
A heating or cooling system in need of repair is going to waste energy – and your money. Meanwhile, keeping your system in tip-top shape is going to save you thousands over its lifetime. A clean well maintained HVAC system can save you as much as 30% in heating costs.
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Ready to learn more about lowering your home’s energy costs? Call the experts at East Coast Mechanical, Inc. today for an energy consultation. When you choose East Coast Mechanical, Inc., you can feel confident that you selected a trustworthy and reliable company.