This winter, you may be wondering how to keep your HVAC system more energy efficient without sacrificing comfort. The answer can vary based on a number of factors, such as where you live and how often you use your system. However, one way to make a difference is with the proper usage of your thermostat as well as proper consultation with a trusted HVAC and air duct sealing specialist, so you’ll know which are the most optimal settings for your home.
Mounting energy bills can be a headache, but there are ways to improve your home’s consumption. We’ve put together a few energy-saving strategies below for you to consider.
Adjust whenever necessary. Setting your thermostat lower by seven to 10 degrees for eight hours a day can result in a decrease in energy consumption of up to 10 percent per year on your energy bill. Depending on your family’s preferences on comfort, one idea to consider is to lower the thermostat when you’re away from home and at night while you sleep. You might find it more comfortable to sleep in a cooler environment while using winter blankets to keep warm.
Upgrade your thermostat. While there’s no perfect interior temperature for the winter for every home, the times when your own home is empty, such as during work hours or traveling periods, are ideal opportunities to lower the temperature and reduce expenses without affecting indoor air quality. But if you find constantly programming your thermostat too time-consuming, you can upgrade it to either of the following:
- Programmable thermostats– These allow you to set a range of temperature preferences during the day for each day of the week. If used properly, you can end up with a noticeably lower energy bill.
- Smart thermostats – These next-gen thermostats actually learn your daily patterns and automatically adjust the temperature for the best efficiency and energy savings. You can program them remotely, get real-time performance alerts and even hide the digital display with a screen saver of your choice!
When looking for an excellent contractor in HVAC repair and maintenance, Acker Heating & Cooling is the name to count on. You can reach us at (706) 715-2607 or fill out our convenient contact form. Don’t hesitate to contact us today!