As life has moved indoors and many of us spend our days working from home, you’re likely to see an increase in your electricity bill. Here are some tips to keep that from happening – and make your home more energy efficient.
One way to make your electricity bill lower is to install a programmable thermostat. Easy to use and customized to your wake, sleep, and daily schedule, programmable thermostats allow you to choose what temperature you want your home to be -depending on whether or not you are in the home.
It’s proven that a smart thermostat is a great way to practice energy conservation by raising or lowering the temperature automatically based on your needs. Not only is it environmentally friendly but convenient, as well. Most programmable thermostats have an app to pair with it, making it easy for you to control your home’s temperature from anywhere at any time. Installing a programmable thermostat will save you money and keep you from wasting energy – a win for all.
Replace your Air Filter
Always be aware of how the cleanliness of your air filter. If you start to see your vents and filter covered in dust and dirt, it’s time to replace your filter. Over time, your filter collects contaminants and particles that can clog it up and restrict air flow. Replacing your filter will allow you both to breathe better and save money. With a dirty and clogged filter, your AC works so much harder to cool and produce proper air flow. Not only will you be saving money, but you’ll be looking after your own health, preventing allergies and respiratory problems in the long run.
Sealed Windows and Doors
Keeping your windows and doors properly sealed sounds like a no brainer, but you’d be surprised how much a small crack or opening can affect your electricity bill. Just like you always want to make sure your fridge and freezer doors are tightly closed and sealed, you want to do the same thing for the doors and windows in your home. Letting out the cool air can majorly affect your bill, so keeping everything sealed and closed is a good practice in energy conservation.
If you are in need of an AC installation and are having trouble choosing the best central air conditioner for your home, call Express Air Conditioning and Heating to help you choose the most energy-efficient choice for you.