3 Tips To Save Money This Summer
Summer is around the corner, and that means that the heat is on its way. Many Americans are getting their HVAC systems looked at, making sure their AC is turned on, or working, and getting ready to relax in comfort. But that comfort has a price, literally.
It is estimated that over 54% of all energy consumption can be attributed to a split between HVAC and water heating systems. That means that every month, depending on the size of your home or facility, you're paying a potentially large amount for these two things.
But moving away from homes and focusing on commercial HVAC systems, companies often have to deal with large buildings that require a lot of cooling to remain comfortable.
So, what can you do to minimize these costs as the months heat up? Here are a few tips for to do just that.
1. Protect Your HVAC Unit
To prevent from having to call your local HVAC companies to assist with repairs that could otherwise be avoided, you should protect your unit. A tree can provide shade, but branches can get into the system and hinder the performance. It can even cause permanent damage.
Having to replace your unit is far more costly than keeping it safe from falling debris. Try to keep it covered in some way.
2. Routine Maintenance
Having a local HVAC service company or HVAC contractors come and look at the unit, replacing worn or poor air filters, can greatly improve the performance. Improved performance means better overall cost-benefit ratio. You get more for your money.
3. Update Your Unit
Keeping your unit up-to-date can save tons of money. Energy Star rated products use up to 50% less energy, saving you thousands in the long run. It may seem like a costly venture up front, but keeping your unit up to date can pay off big time. This should be considered especially if your old unit is not well maintained. Your local HVAC companies should be able to assist you with this.
Those are just a few of the tips to saving you money on your HVAC system this summer, which may prove to be a hot one. If you have any other tips or tricks, leave them in the comments below.