Looking for ways to lower air conditioning costs in your Chicago, Illinois, home? When you make energy efficiency a priority, you’ll not only get rid of uncomfortably warm areas in your home, but you’ll also save some money in the process. Discover how installing a programmable thermostat and properly maintaining your HVAC system are some ways you can save on home air conditioning costs.
Install a Programmable Thermostat
A programmable thermostat can control your HVAC system even when you’re not at home. With this type of thermostat, you won’t have to cool or warm an empty house or remember to adjust the temperature when you go to work or when you’re asleep. You can also control many models from your smartphone and adjust temperature zones to help you avoid wasting energy in unoccupied areas.
If you use fans to circulate cool air, you won’t have to use your air conditioner as much. Fans also use less energy than your HVAC system, so they’re great for backup cooling.
Make sure your fans are moving in the right direction for spring and summer. They should move counterclockwise during these seasons for optimal cooling. If you don’t feel a breeze when you stand under a fan, your fan is likely set to a clockwise direction, a direction you can use to circulate warm air during the winter months.
Maintain Your HVAC System
Regular maintenance will help you to save energy and extend the life of your HVAC system by reducing wear and tear. You should have your air conditioning system serviced at least once a year to avoid inconvenient breakdowns.
Additionally, you should also check your system’s air filter each month and change the filter regularly. A debris-filled filter forces your HVAC system to work harder and doesn’t properly remove dust and particles from the air in your home.
The Hollub Heating service team has more than 80 years of experience helping homeowners like you. Find out how we can install, repair, and keep your home’s HVAC system in good working order. Call us today at (312) 829-8000.