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How to Save Money and Energy in Summer

hvac summer energy billsWhile you’re probably looking forward to the fun days of summer, there’s a good chance that you’re absolutely dreading the uptick in energy usage that plagues many households during these warmer months of the year. To ease your stress a bit, here are a few simple techniques that will help you get your HVAC summer energy bills under control:

Schedule Regular HVAC Maintenance

It is always advisable that you schedule annual maintenance with a qualified HVAC technician once per year to keep your equipment in tip-top shape, but regular check-ups will help provide the best performance. Plus, caring for your system in this way will make it last longer.

Invest in New Air Conditioning Equipment

No matter how fantastic your air conditioner has performed in the past several years, it will eventually get to a point where it’s breaking down or in great need of repairs. Although the expenditure might be something that you would prefer to avoid, newer HVAC equipment is more energy efficient and reliable than many predecessors, which means the added cost will even itself out due to lower energy bills.

Periodically Replace the Air Filter 

Your air conditioner’s filter should be replaced every 1-3 months, depending on equipment usage and the amount of debris that it captures during that time. This will help your system run more efficiently and less often, which means your energy usage will go down in the summer months.

Upgrade to a Wi-Fi Thermostat

Many households still use a manual thermostat to control their cooling needs. If your household fits in this category, it’s time to upgrade to a programmable wi-fi model that will allow you to select the days and times of operation, provide you with energy reports, allow remote access, and several other energy-saving features.

To learn more about saving money on your HVAC summer energy bills, or if you have any other concerns about your home comfort needs, please reach out to the professionals at Powers Heating & Air. We’ve been serving the needs of Peachtree City and the surrounding area since

Can You Save Money with a Smart Home?

Can You Save Money with a Smart Home?Homeowners today can take advantage of some impressive advancements in smart home technology that significantly boost comfort and convenience. Innovations like the following can also bring you smart home savings on your energy consumption and lower your household operating costs.

HVAC Controls

Programmable thermostats used to be the energy-saving standard for HVAC controls, but they’re limited by the settings you enter. In contrast, smart thermostats learn your energy use habits, then fine-tune them. Your intelligent thermostat is continuously sensing your heating and cooling needs, and making HVAC output adjustments to match. It knows what rooms are occupied, by how many, and when everyone is away from home.

Major Appliances

Clever appliances can help you cook, update your grocery list remotely, or streamline your laundry chores. They can also communicate through your favorite device to help you save money on energy. If you leave the fridge or freezer door ajar accidentally, you’ll get a message instantly. If you forget to shut the oven off, or if your clogged dryer lint trap is restricting airflow, you’ll get an immediate alert.

 

Your smart appliances can also automatically put themselves into “energy saving mode” when they’re not needed.

Window Treatments

In the not-so-distant past, you had to close all your shades and curtains to reduce solar radiation through the glass and control your cooling costs. Now, you can have an intelligent, Wi-Fi-enabled window film applied that not only gives you privacy when you want it, but also blocks UV rays selectively to limit heat gain and lower your energy bills.

Light Bulbs

If you want a more efficient way to shut off lights that are wasting energy, you can install Wi-Fi-enabled bulbs throughout your home and control your lighting via a smartphone app. You can set lighting preferences as well, and have some lights on when you first wake up, have all the lights shut off when no one is home, or dim certain lights at particular times of day.

 

To learn more ways to boost efficiency and reap smart home savings in your Peachtree City home, contact us today at Powers Heating & Air.

 

Our goal is to help educate our customers in Peachtree City, Georgia and surrounding areas about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Guide or call us at 770-487-2040.

 

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