Energy costs can sometimes be hard to manage in your Wilmington, Delaware, home. The warm weather is here, and now is the time to focus on reducing energy waste and making your HVAC system work for you. Follow the four tips below to save energy and still keep your home comfortable.
Smart Thermostat Programming
You can program your thermostat to gradually adjust the temperature throughout the day as needed. By doing so, you can conserve energy when you are asleep or away from home. You only waste energy if you leave the thermostat on very cool settings when no one is home. The strategy is to set the thermostat as close to the outdoor temperature as possible.
Use Ceiling Fans Throughout Your Home
If you have ceiling fans in your home, you will be able to raise your thermostat by at least four degrees without noticing any significant difference in temperature. You’ll rely less on your AC and, therefore, save energy. Your ceiling fans will help to circulate the cool air from your AC. You will only need to turn on the fans when the rooms are occupied. Leaving fans on otherwise only wastes energy.
Scheduled Regular Maintenance
Regular AC maintenance prevents costly repairs and improves your air quality. It also ensures that your air conditioner operates efficiently throughout the season. Removing dust buildup, changing your filter regularly, and clearing debris from around the outside unit will help you maintain a consistent airflow. Most of all, you avoid overworking the system and using more energy.
Give Your System a Break on Cool Nights
You can give your air conditioning a much-needed break by opening the windows and taking advantage of cooler evenings and breezy days. This is also a great way to get some fresh air into your home and give your HVAC system a break since it works overtime during the warmer months.
If you would like more tips on how you can save energy and still get the most out of your HVAC system, we can help. Call William G Day Company at 302-219-5591 to schedule preventive maintenance.
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