7 Ways to Save Money This Summer
As Florida’s temperatures start to climb, we typically begin to see our energy bills rise. At Sunset Air and Home Services, we care about saving our customers money and believe the cost of living in Florida should not include a sky-rocketing energy bill.
To help keep your monthly AC bill affordable this summer, we have a few tips for you.
AUTO Setting Saves Money
Many seek refuge from the heat by escaping to the air conditioning in the comfort of their own home. However, keeping your thermostat on “cool” at a low temperature can be costly.
Instead, we recommend maintaining your home at 78° F or warmer with the thermostat switch to “auto” to save a few dollars each month.
Raising The Thermostat Saves Money
Whether gone for the day or for a few weeks, it makes sense to turn your thermostat up while you’re away. Think about it. Why would you spend all that energy to keep your Cape Coral or Ft Myers home cool when no one is there to enjoy it?
Setting your thermostat to a higher temperature means less work for your air conditioner, you conserve energy, and save money. Therefore, the next time you leave make sure to crank that thermostat up!
Open Vents Save Money
You may be tempted to close vents and doors in unused rooms; however, open vents actually saves you money in the long run. In addition, keeping interior doors and vents open maintains proper airflow and helps air circulate. This simple task can be just the thing to keep your AC working smoothly and efficiently. As a result, your AC system won’t work as hard, which saves you money from unnecessary repairs.
Filter Replacement Saves Money
Replacing your air filter will save you money in the long run. As a result of Florida’s intense heat, we highly recommend you replace your air filter every 1-2 months, depending on which type you have.
Over time, dust and other debris build up and obstruct your filter’s air flow. As a result, your air conditioner works harder to distribute air. By replacing your filter regularly, you reduce wear and tear, save energy, and help ensure your unit runs smoothly and efficiently.
Smart Thermostats Save Money
Investing in a smart thermostat helps you save time and money. FPL states energy savings are about $50 a year on cooling expenses after testing a variety of smart thermostats in South Florida single-family homes. A smart thermostat also allows you to directly access all your controls from your phone. This means you can change the temperature, settings, and other features at any time.
This can be a great benefit for parents, frequent travelers and those who own a seasonal home.
Save Money By Using Ceiling Fans
Ceiling fans are a great way to increase airflow in your home and keep your home cool. Just make sure they are running counterclockwise in the summer.
Rebates Save You Money
If your AC unit is experiencing issues, it would be wise to have your system evaluated by one of our expert technicians. You may consider buying a new high-efficiency air conditioner if your AC is more than 10 years old, needs frequent repairs and does not keep your home cool.
In fact, we are currently offering a rebate of up to $1200 on select new TRANE installations and replacements.
Start Saving Money Today
For more than 20 years, we’ve built a successful enterprise on educating our customers, ensuring they are well-informed. Moreover, it is important to us we serve you with honesty and integrity, every time.
If you have questions or need advice about anything HVAC, give us a call and talk live with one of our friendly customer service representatives. (239) 693-9005.