How to Control My Home’s Energy Costs

How to Control My Home’s Energy Costs

Our heating and cooling systems make up a lot of our home’s total energy use. Learn how to reduce this impact on your energy bills in our latest blog!

New Jersey is known for its mild temperatures and higher humidity. This can lead to an uncomfortable summer even when you’re indoors and might tempt you to crank up your AC unit in order to keep cool and comfortable. While this tactic might make your home colder it is likely going to put a lot of unnecessary stress on your air conditioning unit can it will rack up your energy costs.

We’ve compiled a list of tips to help keep your home comfortable while also keeping your energy bills in mind. Keep reading to learn more.

Raise the Thermostat

While this might seem counterproductive to your comfort in your home, it will save you a great deal of money. The closer the temperature inside of your home is to the temperature outside of your home, the lower your energy bills will be.

According to the United States Department of Energy, the ideal temperature for your thermostat is 78°F during summers and only when you are inside of your home and in need of cooling. If this is still too hot for your home, consider installing ceiling fans in the rooms that you spend the most time in.

Eliminate Dust

Dust has a negative impact on quite a few aspects of your HVAC unit. Some of the parts dust affects the most are:

  • Air Filters. These filters are what help to regulate how much dust, dirt, and allergens are in the air of your home. Additionally, if they get too dirty, then it will affect the efficiency of your unit and could lead to a premature breakdown.

  • Coils. There are two kinds of coils in your HVAC unit that are responsible for pulling hot air from your home and therefore lowering the temperature. If these coils get too dirty, it impacts their ability to remove hot air which means your HVAC unit will have to run longer and will increase your energy bills.

If you have any questions about making your HVAC unit more efficient, then don’t hesitate to reach out to your local air conditioning company. At Guaranteed Service, we are more than happy to help you lower your energy bills with a routine inspection, a new unit or a few repairs. Call today or visit our website to learn more about our services!

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