Keeping your utility costs as low as possible can help you and your family save money for other things. The Department of Energy estimates that cooling costs account for more than $29 billion in expenditures by U.S. homeowners every year. Here are three proven strategies for lowering your cooling costs and enjoying the greatest comfort in your Greenville, South Carolina, home.
Schedule Routine Maintenance
ENERGY STAR recommends changing your HVAC air filter every month during the summer and scheduling maintenance for your system in spring and fall. These air conditioning services will improve the efficiency of your system. Your AC contractor can also provide you with accurate information on the condition of your cooling system to help you plan more effectively for the future.
Use More Fans
Fans improve the circulation of air inside your home, which can make a big difference in comfort levels for you and your family. Ceiling fans are especially useful and should be set to operate counterclockwise to direct air downward to the areas in which you and your family spend the most time. This will often reduce the overall cost of cooling your home while providing superior comfort for you and your family.
Install a Programmable Thermostat
Programmable and smart thermostats are a cost-effective investment that can save you money on your cooling bills year after year. These devices offer set-it-and-forget-it convenience for your family and improved efficiency for your entire cooling system. Your local AC contractor can provide you with recommendations on the best thermostat for your needs and the most practical options for your budget.
Preferred Choice Heating and Air offers air conditioning services for Greenville, South Carolina, and the surrounding communities. We are a Trane Comfort Specialist and an established provider of HVAC solutions. If you need more information about our air conditioning installation, repair or maintenance, call our team today. We look forward to the opportunity to serve you now and in the future.