Top 4 Ways to Save Money During Summer

Top 4 Ways to Save Money During Summer

The biggest users of energy in most homes and businesses are the heating and cooling systems. Here are a few no-cost and low-cost ideas to cut electricity use in your heating and cooling systems.

  1. Adjust the temperature to be similar to the current temperature outside. Most people can be comfortable at temperatures below 70°F in the winter and above 75°F in the summer. A change of a few degrees can make a big difference in operating cost. Make changes gradually in one-degree increments.
  2. Turn the system off when no one is home or in the office. Eliminating unnecessary operation during unoccupied hours can greatly reduce your HVAC run time; by either turning off the thermostat when you leave the house or program it to shut off when people are either not home or not in the office.
  3. Continue keeping current on your HVAC maintenance. Have your heating and cooling contractor come out to clean or replace filters and clean the coil of your HVAC unit regularly. Don’t try to do this yourself for you may accidentally damage the unit. Your heating and cooling contractor has the proper tools and training for this task.
  4. Tamper-proofing. Finally, you should protect thermostat settings by installing tamper-proof covers.

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