Running an energy efficient home is good for the environment, but also saves you money in energy bills. Seasonal changes require that you make some changes in your home. As the fall season rolls in, here are three energy-saving tips you can use to get your Seabrook Island, South Carolina, home ready for the colder weather.
Schedule an HVAC Maintenance Visit
One way to make sure your HVAC system is running smoothly and efficiently is by scheduling an HVAC maintenance visit. Our HVAC technicians will inspect your heating system before you begin to use it frequently in the cooler months. This pre-season tuneup will help keep your heating system running efficiently throughout the rest of fall and then winter, saving you on heating energy.
Change the Air Filter
Another way to save energy is by changing your air filter. If your air conditioning and heating systems share the same air-handler, then the fall is a great time to change the air filter. This will help you get rid of the dust, pollen and other unwanted particles that have circulated through your air conditioner in the summer. Maintaining a clean air filter will improve airflow, thereby saving on energy to keep your home at the desired temperature.
Revisit Your Programmable Thermostat
If you have a programmable thermostat, you should revisit the thermostat's settings as the temperature begins to lower outside. The US Department of Energy suggests that you keep your home as cool as comfortable while you're awake and active, generally around 68 degrees. But when you're away or asleep, you can set the temperature back 8 to 10 degrees, which could save you around 10% a year on both heating and cooling costs.
Prepare your home for colder temperatures by scheduling a preventative maintenance visit, changing out your air filter, and reprogramming your thermostat. Call M&B Heating and Air today at 843-628-1775, and we'll help keep your heating system working smoothly and efficiently throughout the fall and winter.
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