You can save both energy and money on your heating and cooling costs with the help of your HVAC contractor and a few small changes at home. By adjusting your habits and consulting with your cooling or heating contractor, you can expect to see noticeable savings on your next utility bill.
- Buy a programmable thermostat.
Using this type of thermostat can make a big difference in your heating and cooling costs. By setting the thermostat a couple of degrees higher when you are not at home, you can save about $180 a year. Over night, you can also set your thermostat higher by a couple degrees to save even more money. During winter, the opposite is true, where setting your thermostat a few degrees lower will continue to provide you savings. Have a professional contractor install your programmable thermostat to ensure accurate readings and performance.
- Choose energy-efficient heating and cooling equipment.
Speak to your HVAC contractor about installing high efficiency air conditioners, heat pumps, or furnaces. Look for a Seer rating of 13 or higher and always choose the right sized equipment for your home. This is when a quality HVAC contractor can assist you in saving energy and money.
- Have regular maintenance performed on your climate control equipment.
Maintaining your air conditioner and heating system will keep your equipment performing efficiently over the season and can prevent more costly repairs from being necessary. An air conditioning repair company can offer seasonal maintenance, but by simply changing your air filter at home as directed by the manufacturer, your A/C and furnace will perform more efficiently and save you more money.
Contact Blue Dot Services of Maryland at (410) 698-6465 to learn more about saving on your heating and cooling costs. Visit us on the Web for more information about our services.