Rising costs are taking a toll on consumers everywhere – from high food and gas prices to increasing energy costs; you’re probably looking for ways to save money on your monthly expenses. You can fight inflation at home with some of these money-saving tips to help you cut those energy costs.
Turn up the AC before you leave
You don’t need to run the AC at 70 degrees while you’re not at home! Before leaving the house, turn up the temperature a few degrees to save on cooling costs. You can also invest in a programmable thermostat that allows you to schedule your AC system, so you don’t have to remember every time you leave the house.
Make sure your home is well-insulated
Insulation helps keep the cool air inside your home, so your air conditioner doesn’t have to work as hard to keep the house cool. If you live in an older home, you may not have adequate insulation. Investing in upgraded insulation is a long-term solution to keep your home cool and save you money on energy costs in the future.
Turn down the temperature on your water heater
The default temperature setting for water heaters is 140 degrees. Lowering that to 120 degrees will help you save about 10% on your water heating costs, and you won’t even notice a difference when you shower or wash dishes!
Seal air leaks around windows and doors
Air leaks around windows and doors are common, but they’re expensive if not fixed. A quick fix is to seal your windows with caulk or spray foam. You could lose 15% to 20% of your cool air through air leaks, which means your system works overtime to cool your home. If you think your air leaks are costing you too much money, upgrading to more energy-efficient ones could be a better choice.
Schedule regular HVAC maintenance
A system tune-up from Standard in Birmingham, AL is the best way to ensure your unit runs at peak efficiency. Our technicians will inspect your system, clean the inner parts of the unit and even change your air filter. With your system running at its best, you’ll save money on cooling costs and have peace of mind that your system will keep up all season.
With inflation at its highest in 40 years, you can’t afford to miss out on these energy-saving tips. And the pros at Standard are here to help you get the most out of your system. Schedule your next service call online, or give us a call at (205) 386-4001