Are you concerned about your utility bills going up along with the summer heat this July? If you want to save money and improve energy efficiency in your West Chester home this season, check out these tips from MoreVent Heating, Cooling and Plumbing. We’ll keep your family cool, comfortable and save you money all summer long.
Schedule your thermostat
Your first step to energy savings is to utilize your thermostat. Schedule your home’s temperature to be higher during times when you are away for more than a few hours, or once everyone heads off to sleep.
Did you know that your A/C bill goes down about 4% for each degree your thermostat is raised? Varying the temperature by even a few degrees, depending on how many family members are home, will ensure that you can all stay comfortable while also saving money.
Upgrade your appliances
When it’s time to install a new HVAC system, look for the ENERGY STAR rating on your unit. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), an ENERGY STAR certified air conditioner will use about 15% less energy than other models, which can help save you money over the life of your unit.
MoreVent technicians are certified to service and repair any make or model of air conditioner, no matter whether or not they were originally installed by our company. We’ll keep your system working as efficiently as possible to save you money both now and in the long run.
Check your insulation
Insulation can affect the temperature in your home as cool air leaks out, which in turn raises your A/C bill. You aren’t paying to cool the outside! Look for potential leaks around door and window frames, and use caulk or weather stripping to help better seal your home.
HVAC ductwork is also a potential spot for leaks, which will limit the ability to properly cool the air in your home. Your MoreVent technician can check your ducts for leaks or clogs to increase efficiency and save you more money.
Have your HVAC system cleaned
Keeping your air conditioning system clean will go a long way in keeping your home cool and your energy bills low. Check your air filter monthly to make sure it is clean and filtering air as it should. Make sure the outdoor unit is clean and clear of dust or debris so that the airflow isn’t blocked.
You can also schedule a MoreVent 25-Point Professional AC Tune-Up to ensure that your air conditioning system is running at top efficiency. This precision service includes a check of all moving parts, wiring inspection, checking and replacing coolant levels, a deep clean of the system and much more. A premium tune-up is a great investment to save you both energy and money on bills.
Check out our star-spangled savings for the month of July to save even more money this summer! Our air conditioning technicians are standing by for 24/7 service, so call MoreVent at [csad_phone] when you’re ready to schedule your next tune-up.