You bring in the mail for the day and tear open that utility bill, eager to see how much you’ve saved. To your dismay, though, you’ll still be paying more than you’d like. You’re not the only homeowner in Savannah, Georgia, to sigh and shake their head in frustration at those bills. But there’s hope on the horizon. By adopting these three simple habits, you can cut your energy costs while also building a more efficient and comfortable home.
Schedule Professional HVAC Maintenance
If you want to see those utility costs drop, the best thing you can do is schedule a professional HVAC maintenance appointment. Just like any mechanical equipment, your HVAC system needs regular care to keep running efficiently. Your local HVAC technician will check your system for faulty or broken components and will make any necessary repairs in addition to cleaning the system. Fall is the perfect time to schedule a professional maintenance appointment to prepare your system to run efficiently through the winter.
Use Power Strips
When your electronics are switched off but are plugged in, they still draw electricity. When you leave all your electronics and small appliances plugged in 24/7, that energy adds up. To cut those energy costs, you can either unplug these electronics when you’re done using them or simply plug everything into a power strip that you can switch off when your electronics are not in use.
Heat and Cool Responsibly
You can schedule all the maintenance in the world, but it won’t do much good if you work your HVAC system into the ground. The harder you push your system, the more that strain will cause it to lose efficiency and potentially break down. For example, rather than heating your home to 78 degrees this winter, try to keep your home between 68 and 72 degrees.
Don’t let the stress of energy costs burden you any longer. To schedule the professional maintenance that will cut utility costs, call McDevitt Air at 877-692-9402.
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