Even if you love the warm temperatures and spring sunshine in Loxley, Alabama, you probably aren’t a fan of the high cooling bills that this season brings. Fortunately, you can keep your utility bills low with a few cost-effective steps. From using ceiling fans to installing a smart thermostat, find out how to lower your HVAC system use costs this spring.
Use Ceiling Fans
Ceiling fans seem simple, but they offer expert-level energy savings when used correctly. In the summer, set them to rotate in a counterclockwise direction to keep cool air circulating. Keep them on and lower your thermostat as much as 4 degrees less than normal, and you won’t feel any less cooler in your home.
Install a Smart Thermostat
Replacing your old manual thermostat with a smart model such as the Côr Wi-Fi Thermostat is one of the easiest ways to lower your cooling costs. Set an efficient base temperature of 76 or 78 degrees, and program the thermostat to maintain that temperature only when your family is home to enjoy the cool air. Set the thermostat to increase the temperature by 8 to 10 degrees while you’re away or asleep, and you can look forward to lower electricity bills.
Invest in a New Air Conditioner
Buying a new cooling system might not sound like the most cost-effective way to save money, but for many homeowners, buying a new unit is a smart choice. If your current air conditioner is more than 10 years old, it’s more likely to run inefficiently and generate costly repair bills.
At Keith Air Conditioning, we recommend investing in the most efficient system possible, such as the Infinity 21 Central Air Conditioner. This system features two-stage compression, which it runs in low mode most of the time to reduce your energy costs as much as possible. A system like this one can help you lower your energy consumption and save money throughout the cooling season.
Whether you’re in the market for an energy-efficient air conditioner or a new smart thermostat, call our professional Keith Air Conditioning team at 251-517-4437 . We’re here to help with all of your home’s comfort needs.
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