Summer is the time when Key Largo, FL, homeowners typically spend the most on energy bills because of cooling costs. Even if you have an older system, you can boost its energy efficiency by investing in these upgrades that will help reduce bills during hot weather.
Use a Programmable Thermostat
If your current system doesn’t have a programmable thermostat, get one. These thermostats offer a lot of advantages. You can keep your home warmer when you are at work or away on vacation. You can program your HVAC unit to start cooling before you arrive home. The program does all the work so you don’t have to. Our technicians will be happy to install one.
Schedule Annual Preventive Maintenance
The indoor and outdoor components of your HVAC system attract dirt and debris over the normal course of operation, making it more difficult for air to move through the system. Annual preventive maintenance includes cleaning all the moving parts that tune the system to make sure that it is operating in an optimal manner, as well as replacing the air filter. You should also clean or replace the air filter every few months so that air can move more freely through your home.
Have your Home’s Ducts Cleaned and Sealed
Older systems often have leaky ducts, particularly around joints, that diminish your HVAC system’s efficiency. Just as the moving parts of the system accumulates dirt and debris, so do the ducts. Having your ducts periodically inspected and sealed can make a dramatic difference in your energy bills by eliminating leaks and allowing cooled air to move in a more efficient manner.
The experienced technicians at Arctic Air Systems can make your Key Largo, FL, home more energy efficient through a variety of services. Contact us today for a consultation to help make your home more comfortable and energy-efficient.
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