Maintaining good energy efficiency in your Stuart, Florida, home is likely a top priority. That’s especially true if you’ve noticed an increase in your recent energy bills lately. While investing in an efficient system could definitely help the problem, it’s easier to rectify some of the most common energy mistakes you’re likely already making in your home. Below are some of the most common energy mistakes to avoid so that you can lower your energy bills and reduce the carbon footprint of your home.
Failing to Change the Air Filter
The air filter in your HVAC system traps allergens, pollutants and debris from getting into your HVAC system. It also stops them from recirculating in your home’s air supply. When your filter becomes dirty or clogged, it’ll restrict the flow of air that passes through. As a result, it’ll cause your system to work harder than it needs to to get your home to a more comfortable temperature.
Not Programming Your Thermostat
While a lot of homeowners have upgraded to a programmable thermostat, many fail to take the time to program it properly. Programmable thermostats should be set with a program for daytime, nighttime, and periods during the day and week when you’re away from home. Even setting the temperatures five degrees lower when you’re away from home during the colder months can save you a significant amount off of your monthly bills.
Forgoing Regular HVAC Maintenance
Scheduling HVAC maintenance twice a year can ensure that your system is operating as optimally as possible. During regular HVAC maintenance, your service technician will thoroughly:
- Clean all of the components of your system.
- Check for parts that need repair.
- Address any possible problems with airflow.
Proper airflow and a clean system won’t only improve the longevity of your system. It’ll also improve the overall efficiency.
Don’t fall prey to the energy mistakes listed above. Contact Ranger Air Conditioning to schedule your maintenance appointment.
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