Get the Heater Working for You!
As the holiday season approaches, many homeowners are looking for ways to save money on energy bills to splurge on gifts, decorations, and holiday festivities. Too many people don’t know that their HVAC system can help them save money on energy bills.
Wouldn’t it be great for homeowners to stop feeling that their heater is working against them, wasting their money? Luckily, saving on heating and cooling costs is easy to do, and homeowners don’t have to sacrifice comfort. Here are three ways to make the most of the heating system and save money this holiday season and beyond.
Programmable Thermostats and Smart Thermostats
Programmable thermostats allow owners to schedule temperature changes throughout the day to save energy when they’re not home or when everyone is sleeping. Smart thermostats can take this a step further by learning these schedules and preferences. They can make adjustments automatically to optimize heating and cooling usage and save money without the need to manually set a schedule.
Smart thermostats also have many advanced features and can be controlled remotely, so homeowners can adjust the temperature even when no one is home. They are so effective at saving money because they cut waste. Instead of allowing the heater to run when no one is home to enjoy it, they conserve energy. Just before people come home, the thermostat can automatically change to warm the house to prepare for their arrival.
Remember to Change the Air Filters
A dirty air filter can increase energy bills by forcing the HVAC system to work harder to heat and cool the home. Changing the AC and furnace filters when they get dirty can improve air quality and housekeeping while improving the efficiency of the heater and air conditioner and reducing energy costs.
Changing the air filter is a simple and inexpensive way to save money on energy bills. It’s a good idea to check them every month and replace them when dirty, usually at least every three months, depending on usage and manufacturer’s instructions. Replacing air filters also helps prevent furnaces from overheating.
Schedule HVAC Maintenance
Regular HVAC maintenance can help identify and fix issues before they become major problems. A well-maintained HVAC system can also run more efficiently and use less energy, saving money and also helping extend the life of the system. So, it is a great way to help save money and stay comfortable.
It is recommended that heating maintenance be done annually in the fall so the heater works at its best and most efficiently when it will be used the most. On the other hand, air conditioning maintenance is recommended annually in the spring for the same reason. Not only can this tip help save on heating and cooling costs, but it can help reduce the money homeowners spend on repairs and early replacements.
About Triple A Air Conditioning & Heating
Triple A Air Conditioning & Heating has been serving Corpus Christi and the surrounding areas since 1983. They offer no surprise pricing, prompt and responsive service, and thorough cleanup. Call them today for heating services in Corpus Christi, TX.