Sunny days and warm weather are upon us, and we all know what that means—higher heating bills! But without that cool air, humidity and heat can be overwhelming, so what can you do? There are several steps you can take to lower your cost this summer and keep your cool.
First, make sure you are regularly changing filters and maintaining your HVAC system properly. Dirty, neglected filters can have a huge impact on your HVAC’s ability to function efficiently, and the first place you’ll see this reflected is in the costs to cool your home.
You’ll also want to check other aspects of your home, such as your windows and the seals around them. How old are they? How old is your HVAC? Outdated materials and appliances have a harder time performing at peak levels, and can lead to higher costs in the long run. Think about having your HVAC serviced before the season gets going, so you’ll know that your system will perform at the top of its game.
If you’re still experiencing high cooling bills, you may want to consider a programmable thermostat. These allow you to control the temperature in your home easily whether you’re there, or away. This allows you to manage when your HVAC is working, and when it doesn’t need to be working as hard.
If you need to schedule a service call or consider other options, reach out to Prestige Heating & Air Conditioning and our techs will get you set for summer.