We all want to save a little money when it comes time to pay the energy bill for the month, but what things save the most energy? There are many easy yet effective things that you can do to save energy in your home. Here’s a list of Super Heat & Air’s top three to get you started.
1. Install a Programmable Thermostat
Programmable thermostats work by adjusting your home’s temperature to your schedule, keeping your house comfortable only when you program it to be. Away at work for the day? You can easily adjust the temperature to keep the AC from running all day!
Think about it: a programmable thermostat can save you as much as 15% on your heating and cooling bills! If you don’t already use a programmable thermostat, what are you waiting for!?
Learn more > The Benefits of Using a Smart Thermostat
2. Use Fans for Cooling
In the summertime, use fans to help circulate cool air around your home. Not only does this help reduce the need for air conditioning, but you could ultimately reduce your cooling costs by 7 to 10 percent!
3. Seal Air Leaks
Look out for small cracks and gaps where air leaks into and out of your home. You could save around 10 percent on your annual energy bill by fixing any air leaks! The first step in sealing your home from air leaks is to tackle the windows and doors. If you can see the light under a door or when a window is closed, there is a good chance that it is leaking!
Learn More > Tricks for Stopping Air Leaks in Your Home
More tips and tricks for saving energy in your home!
Look out for leaks from these areas:
Windows & doors
Openings for wires
Plumbing or electrical outlets
Usually, you can seal these spaces with caulking or weatherstripping, but if you need advice on how to seal any leaks, call the pros at Super Heat & Air! Don’t waste any more energy!
Bonus: Improve Insulation
More than 50% of your home’s energy use goes towards heating and cooling your home to keep it comfortable. By beefing up the insulation in the attic, walls, floors, and ceiling, you can slow the flow of air between the inside and outside of your home, making it easier to control your house’s temperature and keep energy costs down!
Preventative HVAC Maintenance from Super Heat & Air
Preventative HVAC maintenance is another great way to save on energy costs and emergency repairs! Call on the pros at Super Heat & Air for seasonal maintenance and keep your HVAC system running at peak efficiency year-long! Super Heat & Air is one of Tampa Bay’s premier HVAC companies, give us a call at (813) 279-8213 to schedule an appointment today.