Summers in Baltimore are known for being hot and humid, making life rather uncomfortable if you don’t have a properly functioning air conditioner in your home. However, keeping your home cool and comfortable can be costly if you leave your AC running at a low temperature at all times. Luckily, there are ways to keep your home cool and still save money on your air conditioning bills. Read on for helpful tips on how to save money this summer!
Change the Air Filter
A dirty or clogged air filter will cause your air conditioning unit to work harder, driving up your energy bills and shortening the life of the unit. Check your filter every month, and if it looks dirty, replace it. A clean air filter may also improve your home’s indoor air quality and reduce the amount of dirt and dust that build up in your HVAC unit.
Use a Programmable Thermostat
If you and your family are away during the day, you don’t need to spend money keeping the house as cool as you do when you are at home. Talk to your air conditioning contractor about installing a programmable thermostat and you could save as much as $180 per year, according to EnergyStar.gov.
Seal Doors and Windows
Can you see daylight coming in around your doors or windows? If so, you are probably letting cooled air escape. Apply weatherstipping to any leaky areas to keep that cool, comfortable air inside your home.
Get a Tune-Up
Your HVAC system should be inspected every year by a professional to ensure that it is clean, efficient, and safe to operate. Routine maintenance can save you money because your technician will lubricate moving parts, clean out dirty areas, and repair anything that needs fixing. You may be able to avoid more costly repairs by simply maintaining your HVAC unit on a regular basis.
Blue Dot Services of Maryland is proud to have been serving the Baltimore area for more than 40 years. Call us at (410) 698-6465 to find out how we can help make you more comfortable this summer. We guarantee your satisfaction with our heating and air conditioning services.