Staying comfortable this spring in Charlotte doesn’t have to cost you a fortune! Follow these 5 easy tips from Andersen Heating & Cooling for lower energy bills and more affordable comfort this spring.
Lower energy bills with ceiling fans
If you’re not using your ceiling fans, you’re missing out on one of the easiest ways to lower energy bills. Fans make rooms feel cooler, allowing you to turn up the thermostat without losing comfort. Make sure the fan is set to “Forward”, or counterclockwise in the spring and summer. But remember to turn off the fan once you leave a room, otherwise, you’ll waste energy cooling an empty space.
Upgrade to a programmable thermostat
There’s nothing like the feeling of your cool home after a long, hot commute at the end of your work day. But keeping your home cool all day comes at a cost. With a programmable thermostat, however, you can program the A/C to run warmer during the day, then cool down before you get home. This ensures that energy isn’t wasted cooling an empty home, and that you’re comfortable from the moment you walk in the door.
Close window blinds
Leaving your window blinds can cause your energy bills to go through the roof in the spring and summer. When sunlight pours through the windows, the home’s temperature can rise several degrees, and the air conditioner is forced to compensate. Once again, this mostly applies during the day when the house is often empty. Close your blinds to keep your home cooler and lower energy bills.
Turn off the lights
It’s a hard habit to break, but leaving the light on when you leave a room is a surefire way to raise your energy costs. Lower energy bills are as easy as flipping the switch whenever you leave a room. In addition, you can unplug lamps and phone chargers when they’re not in use to lower your electricity usage.
A/C maintenance from Andersen Heating & Cooling
Have you scheduled your spring A/C maintenance from Andersen Heating & Cooling yet? If not, you’re missing out on serious energy savings. Our professional technicians can improve your HVAC system’s efficiency, lowering your utility bills and keeping you comfortable all spring and summer long.
Call Andersen Heating & Cooling to schedule your HVAC service today!