Spring has sprung into our lives by providing us with temperatures that are FINALLY tolerable. Before you know it, the days will be reaching the high 70s and the nights will be in the mid-50s. In order to live at a comfortable temperature all day and night while ALSO saving money on your energy bills, make sure you…
Use Windows to Your Advantage
Throughout the spring season there will be times where you’ll need your HVAC system, but a lot of times when you won’t. On days when it’s on the cooler side, keep your windows closed, but draw open your curtains and blinds on sun-facing rooms. The natural sunlight will peer into the rooms, slowly but surely raising the indoor temperature. On the other hand, if it gets too hot inside of your home, open up the windows and allow the cool spring breeze in.
Fine Tune your Thermostat Skills
Having a top-of-the-line HVAC system and thermostat can save you money, but it’s the user best practices that can really save you money. Try not to pay attention to the number on the thermostat, instead, focus on being comfortable. There’s no need to set your HVAC system to 68 degrees if you can be comfortable at 74 degrees. The higher the thermostat is raised (for your cooling system), the more money you’ll keep in your pockets at the end of the month.
Pro Tip: If your home is hot and you want to cool it down quickly, do not set it lower than your desired temperature. It will not cool your home any faster and will result in unnecessary cooling.
There are many homeowners that haven’t had the chance to inspect and service their AC units this spring. Remember to do this before running the system for the first time to make sure nothing needs to be repaired or replaced. Once an HVAC technician provides your unit with a tune-up, you’ll head into the summer months with an efficient cooling system that you can rely on. These annual services will provide you with peace of mind and an energy bill without any unexpected increases.
Saving energy during the springtime is easier than you’d think, and it all starts with your HVAC system. When you need HVAC service or repair, contact the HVAC technicians at Lancaster Plumbing, Heating, Cooling & Electrical. To learn more or to schedule an appointment, give us a call at (717) 207-8198.