Ten Energy Saving Tips for Pensacola Homeowners
As a homeowner living in the Panhandle, you already know a significant portion of your energy usage goes towards powering your heating and air conditioning system. But you shouldn’t have to worry every time you open your energy bill that the number before you will be astronomical — and you shouldn’t have to sacrifice home comfort just to save a few dollars.
By employing a few simple energy-saving tips, you can ensure your HVAC system is possible. Here are Climatech of Professional Air’s top ten tips for saving on your energy bill:
1. Make sure the air vents are open
Conditioned air created by your HVAC system is dispersed through the air vents. But if the air vents aren’t open all the way, air won’t be able to properly flow. As a result, you may notice your home isn’t as comfortable as you’d like it to be, and your energy bills are higher thanks to your system using more energy.
2. Make sure the air vents are clean
Speaking of air vents, this goes hand-in-hand with our first tip. If there
3. Replace air filters every month
When the air filters within your home are bogged down with dust and debris, your HVAC system has to work harder to make your home comfortable. By simply changing the air filters each month, you will ensure your air conditioning system is operating at peak efficiency and using the least amount of energy as possible.
4. Use your ceiling fans
Many homeowners forget to use their ceiling fans since their comfort systems are always working. But when used in conjunction with your comfort system, ceiling fans can help circulate air throughout the rooms of your home. As a result, you won’t need as much conditioned air to be pushed into the rooms.
5. Use energy efficient light bulbs
Not all light bulbs are created equal and some put off more heat than others. Incandescent light bulbs (100 watts) for example have been rated as some of the most inefficient light bulbs out there producing just two watts of light and 98 watts of heat! Check out the light bulbs in your home and see if any put out excess heat.
6. Invest in appliances with the Energy Star label
Investing in appliances with the Energy Star labels is the best way to ensure your appliances are the most efficient. The Energy Star label is essentially the government’s symbol of energy efficiency and products with this label have been shown to save up to 30 percent on related electricity costs.
7. Arrange your furniture to be more efficient
This is a tip many homeowners aren’t aware of, but how you arrange your furniture can actually affect the efficiency of your HVAC system. Take a look at the current layout of your furniture and see if anything is obstructing the flow of air through the air vents. If so, it may be harder for your system to take the room to the desired temperature.
8. Invest in quality blinds, curtains, and drapes
Blinds, curtains, and drapes can have a bigger effect on your home’s comfort than you may realize. In fact, the Department of Energy estimates you can save upwards of 10 percent on your energy bills each year just by closing the blinds during peak sunlight hours! When you add in thick curtains or drapes, you can save even more.
9. Invest in a programmable thermostat
If you don’t already have a programmable thermostat for your home, we highly recommend investing in one. This small device is an easy way to program your comfort
10. Schedule routine AC maintenance with Climatech of Professional Air
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Climatech of Professional Air is a family owned and operated HVAC contractor. We’ve been serving the heating and air conditioning needs of Pensacola and the surrounding area for more than 40 years. Call us at 850-968-2161 to schedule an appointment.