How to Take Advantage of Cooler Temperatures to Save Money
According to the Department of Energy, heating and cooling costs account for more than half of the monthly utility bill in an average home in the United States. Fortunately for homeowners in Macon, Georgia, the cooler fall weather helps curb those energy costs by giving your HVAC system a break before the winter arrives. Here are a few other ways you can use the cool temperatures to save money.
Turn Off the HVAC System
Now that fall has arrived, there are days you might be able to turn off the air conditioner. There is no reason to keep the AC going or at usually summer settings when the temperature is pleasant outside. You should take advantage of every opportunity to reduce energy consumption when possible.
Open Your Windows
Turn off the air conditioner and open your windows on those cooler days. In addition to saving energy and money, letting fresh air flow throughout your home also helps to improve your indoor air quality.
Make a List of Energy-Saving Tips
To help make energy conservation a regular practice for the entire household, make a list of energy-saving tips. It can also be fun and garner more enthusiasm when others play a role in creating the list. Post the list in a high-traffic area as a reminder to save energy.
- Provide tips about proper thermostat use or programming. It’s also a good idea to upgrade to a programmable thermostat.
- Operate the ceiling fans in a counterclockwise direction on a low speed. Set the blades to spin in the opposite direction when a little warmth is needed.
- Close curtains on warmer days to keep the heat out. When it starts to get cold, open curtains and blinds to let sunlight in.
Fall is a great time to have your system evaluated. A thorough inspection can increase efficiency and help you to save even more. You can also ensure your furnace will be ready when winter arrives. We will provide honest information about your system so that you will know if an upgrade is necessary.
For more information about our services call Conditioned Air, Inc. at 478-787-6578. We can help you to save energy and increase comfort throughout any season.