With energy costs seemingly always on the rise, whether it be during the hot summer months or the cold winter season, homeowners are constantly searching for things they can do to keep more of their hard-earned money in their pockets and less of it going towards their energy bills. While many people have already made adjustments with energy-saving light bulbs, energy-efficient appliances and reducing their water usage, more can be done by way of maintaining their HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) systems. Being diligent about your system means it will function at top efficiency for many years, and the more efficient a system is, the less money running it will cost you.
How can you save money on your energy bills by taking a look at your current system? First of all, you need to pay more attention to your thermostat. Changing the desired indoor temperature of your home by just one or two degrees to make your system run less often can actually save you hundreds of dollars each year! Also, when no one will be home for several hours (such as during the day at work or at school), be sure to turn the temperature up or down a few degrees. When you return home, you can adjust it accordingly for comfort. (Note: It’s important that you do NOT turn off your unit; this will cause it to work overtime once it’s turned back on, costing you more money.)
Another thing you should do to maximize your HVAC efficiency is to stick with your maintenance agreements and schedule annual preventive maintenance check-ups with your Cinco Ranch AC repair company. Efficiency is all about using less to save more, and this isn’t possible if your system is riddled with unnoticed, small problems. You may think your system is running perfectly, when in fact it may not be, costing you money you could’ve otherwise saved.
If you are considering replacing your current unit (and you should be, if yours is more than 10 years old), be sure that you have Daikin dealers help you choose the proper sized-system that is appropriate for your home. Having one that is too large or too small is not only going to cause it to work harder and longer than it has to, but it can also mean a premature death for the system (not to mention, it could be dangerous for you and those in your home).
For more tips on ways you can maximize your HVAC efficiency, to schedule your annual check-up or for any questions, contact Cool Air Sam! We proudly serve Cinco Ranch, Houston, Katy, and all surrounding areas. Contact us today by calling us or by filling out our brief contact form!