When you think about saving money, are you considering your heating and cooling costs?
This new year, chances are many resolutions related to saving money were made. If that sounds relatable, then one sure fire way to get there is by saving on heating and cooling costs in 2019.
Here are five ways you can save on your heating and cooling costs this year:
Install a Programmable Thermostat
Adjusting your heating and cooling throughout the day can have a huge impact on your heating and cooling costs, but manually staying on top of this task is time-consuming and ineffective.
Using a programmable thermostat can automatically shut off or reduce heating and cooling while you’re asleep, away from your home, or at certain desired times. These small adjustments can make more of a difference in your heating and cooling costs than you might think.
According to the EPA, a programmable thermostat can save the average American household around $180 in heating and cooling costs.
Insulate, Insulate, Insulate
Insulation is a great way to save on heating and cooling costs because it’s effective and also affordable and simple to do yourself.
Insulate your attic, crawlspaces, basement, exterior walls, and anywhere else that could use it. While you’re at it, also seal any air leaks around floors, ceilings, walls, doors, windows, and fireplaces.
Deal with Your Ductwork
When you think of lost heating and cooling energy, drafts and leaky spaces in your home might be quick to come to mind, but how often do you think about your ductwork?
Your ducts play a significant roll in heating and cooling as they transfer air to your HVAC system and into your home. Your ducts could be suffering from leaks and gaps, a lack of insulation, or improper installation. Fixing these duct problems comes with many benefits, including lower heating and cooling costs.
Having a local HVAC expert take a look at your ducts will quickly fix any issues, leaving your home more comfortable and your energy bills lower.
Maintain Your HVAC system
There’s a lot that you can do yourself when it comes to saving on heating and cooling costs, but some things are best left to professionals. Routine HVAC maintenance is one of those things, and it’s a big one because it leads to significant savings on heating and cooling costs, higher efficiency, and a longer lifespan for your HVAC system.
If you’re not sure when to schedule maintenance for your system or want to learn more about the process, we’ve created an HVAC maintenance schedule to help guide you.
Upgrade Your HVAC System
A lot can be done to increase the lifespan of your HVAC system, but at some point, all good things must come to an end. But on the bright side, with HVAC it opens the door for even better systems.
The average lifespan of a heating and cooling system is 10 to 15 years, so if you’re at that point, a replacement can save you money through increased efficiency and keep your home more comfortable and safe, year round.
Making 2019 the Year of Low Heating and Cooling Costs
Whatever your HVAC situation is, these five tips for improving heating and cooling costs in 2019 will help maximize your home comfort and minimize your energy bills. Whether it’s time for maintenance, replacement, or anything in between, our experienced team at AirXperts is here to lend a helping hand along the way.
Contact AirXperts today for all your HVAC needs.