Do you remember the last time you had maintenance done on your homes air conditioning?
An unmaintained HVAC system can be one of the contributing factors to increased cooling costs. Without regular check-ups, small issues that can easily be fixed can get the attention that they need right away before they become larger, more costly issues.
Improper Thermostat Regulation
Nowadays with new technology, it is easier to control your home’s thermostat while you’re away from home, but for those who don’t have that technology, it’s important to think about proper regulation for your thermostat. Plan accordingly and set your thermostat to lower temperatures if you’re going to be away from home for long stretches or for when you’re asleep. It might not seem that it will make a large difference, but for each degree that you increase the thermostat you can save up to 5% in energy costs.
Poor Quality Insulation
Depending on the climate where you live, homes in warmer climates tend to have improper or no insulation. This not only includes the typical insulation in walls, but also floors, attics, and windows. All of which can help prevent loss of cool air, water damage, and reduce the number of allergens in your home.