As the seasons change in Sugar Land, Texas, you may notice an increase in your monthly utility bills. Instead of spending a fortune to heat and cool your home, check out these tips to help trim the energy bills without sacrificing comfort.
Clean the Ducts
One way to trim bills and improve efficiency is to schedule a duct cleaning service. As the HVAC system runs, it circulates air through the system and into your home. Any particles in the air, including dirt, dust, pollen, pet hair, dander,and other contaminants, often settle in the ducts.
As the pathway for the air to move back through the house becomes more narrow, the system has to work harder. As a result, you waste energy, pay higher bills and worsen indoor air quality.
A duct cleaning performed by an HVAC service technician will improve your system’s efficiency of the system. It’ll also result in cleaner and healthier air to breathe in your home. Your service technician might also use a sanitizing spray to kill microbial growth.
Upgrade Your Thermostat
If you’re hanging on to an old, non-programmable thermostat, now’s the time to upgrade. Making manual changes to the temperature doesn’t allow your system to operate efficiently. As a result, you’ll pay more every month in heating and cooling costs. A programmable thermostat is a basic upgrade, or you can step up to a smart thermostat for even more energy savings.
Weatherstripping around the doors and windows helps to keep cold air out during the winter and warm air out during the summer. If you notice these strips of rubber are cracked or worn, it’s time to replace them to ensure you aren’t wasting your conditioned air to leaks.
If your HVAC bills are still high, contact Conditioned Air Mechanical at (281) 201-0356 to schedule a consultation. We’re here to help you feel as comfortable as possible in your home at the lowest price possible.
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