Summers are hot in Chattanooga. We all know this. And did you know that the average homeowner spends more than $2,000 a year on energy bills? Your heat and AC operating costs can account for as much as half of that. With these eight simple steps, you can stay comfortable, save money on your HVAC bills and protect the environment.
Keep heat out to lower AC bills
During the summer months, keep your blinds and curtains closed and use window treatments over large windows. Blocking the sun’s rays will make your home easier to cool and keep your air-conditioning system from running so often.
Use nature’s free energy to heat your home
During winter months, pull back curtains and open blinds to allow the sun to warm your home naturally.
Leave the thermostat alone
Frequently changing your thermostat settings wastes a lot of energy. Consider a programmable thermostat that will automatically adjust temps at preset times. When used properly, it can save you money. Change the temperature so that your system runs less when no one is home or everyone is sleeping.
Keep heat or cooling energy where it belongs
Be sure that none of your hard-earned money is being used to keep the attic and crawl space comfortable. Check your ductwork for air leaks and damage.
Make sure your house is airtight to lower HVAC bills
Seal air leaks at drafty doors, fireplaces and windows with caulk or weatherstripping. Adding the proper amount of new insulation can pay for itself in reduced heating and cooling costs.
Keep your HVAC system clean
A little bit of dirt can cause major problems. Get in the habit of changing your air filters every 30 days. Keep your outdoor unit clean and free of leaves and debris. At Action Air, we offer maintenance plans that will not only save you money, but will keep your system running in tip top shape year round.
Schedule an HVAC Checkup
At Action Air, we offer biannual and annual checks for all HVAC units to ensure optimum performance. Our maintenance contracts help you to alleviate the stress of high bills — knowing you have NATE-certified technicians watching your systems all year long! Click here to learn more!