The heat is on! Fredericksburg has already experienced 90 degrees temperatures, and it’s only May. This means that this summer is going to be a tough one. For many people who have older HVAC systems, summer can get very pricey, especially if temperatures reach the 90-100 degree temperatures. To avoid high energy bills in the summer, we do recommend you to switch to a cooling system that is more efficient.
If you are still on the fence about installing a new air conditioning system or if you’re still saving the money for a replacement, we do have a list of tips that could help you save some energy this summer!
When it comes to your HVAC system, try these tips:
- Change the air filter.
- Keep the temperature at 78 degrees. Lower it only when you are home.
- Keep vents and registers open. Make sure that nothing is obstructing the airflow.
Habits at home:
- Turn of lights if you are not using them/not in the room.
- Unplug all appliances and electronics that are not being used.
- Take cooler and shorter showers.
- Wash your clothes in cold water.
Making some energy-saving changes:
- Switch your light bulbs to energy-efficient ones.
- Upgrade to energy-efficient appliances.
- Consider replacing windows, siding, and roof. You don’t have to do it all at once, but replacing these will help you lower your energy bills.
The best way to save on your energy bills is by replacing your old HVAC system with a new one. If you are considering replacing your air conditioning system, give us a call at (540) 370-4178. We will find the right system for your home so you can save money and be comfortable at all times.
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