How to Pay Less on Your HVAC Bills 

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Here at Green Heating, Cooling, & Electric, we understand the importance of keeping your home comfortable year-round. But higher energy costs can put a strain on your wallet.  The good news is, there are many ways to lessen the burden on your HVAC system and your budget. By incorporating a few simple practices and strategic upgrades, you can enjoy a more comfortable home while keeping your energy bills in check.

Optimizing Your Thermostat

Your thermostat is the central command center for your HVAC system. Here’s how to use it efficiently:

Adjust the temperature: A small change can make a big difference. In the summer, bump the thermostat up a degree or two (ideally to 78°F or higher). In the winter, lower it a degree or two (around 68°F).

Programmable thermostats: Set them to automatically adjust temperatures when you’re away or sleeping.

Smart thermostats: Take it a step further with a Wi-Fi-enabled smart thermostat. These allow for remote adjustments and can learn your preferences. 

Taking Care of Your System

Regular maintenance is key to keeping your HVAC system running efficiently. Here’s what you can do:

Change air filters: Dirty filters restrict airflow, forcing your system to work harder. Aim to change them monthly during peak cooling or heating seasons.

Schedule professional tune-ups: An annual maintenance check-up from our experts here at Green Heating, Cooling, & Electric can identify and address minor issues before they turn into costly repairs.

Clean vents and registers: Dust buildup in vents can impede airflow. Vacuum them regularly to maintain optimal performance.

Sealing Leaks

Your home’s envelope plays a big role in energy efficiency. Here’s how to stop drafts and leaks:

Check windows and doors: Caulk any gaps around windows and doors where conditioned air might escape.

Inspect weather stripping: Over time, weather stripping can deteriorate. Replace worn-out stripping around doors to prevent drafts.

Focus on attic access: Seal air leaks around attic access panels to prevent conditioned air from escaping to unconditioned spaces.

Enhancing Your Home’s Natural Comfort

Simple adjustments to your daily routine can make a big difference:

Blinds and curtains: Close blinds or curtains during the hottest part of the day to block sunlight and heat gain. Open them during cooler evenings to allow for natural ventilation.

Ceiling fans: Ceiling fans set to rotate counter-clockwise in the summer create a wind chill effect, making you feel cooler without lowering the thermostat.

Strategic planting: Planting trees on the south side of your home can provide shade and reduce heat gain in the summer.

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By following these tips, you can significantly reduce your HVAC energy consumption and save money on your monthly bills. Remember, the team at Green Heating, Cooling, & Electric is here to help you achieve optimal home comfort and energy efficiency. Contact us today to schedule a consultation or discuss your HVAC service needs.



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