Relieve the Strain of Post-Tax Season through Cost-Effective Energy Savings 

Relieve the Strain of Post-Tax Season through Cost-Effective Energy SavingsHas tax season put a strain on your household budget? If so, lowering your HVAC energy consumption is a good way to save money and aid its recovery. Here are some effective measures you can implement for HVAC energy savings this spring and summer.

Don’t Fiddle With Your Thermostat Settings

Making multiple daily adjustments to your thermostat temperature settings can waste energy. Instead, decide on a comfortable temperature for times when you’re home and active, and when you’re at work or sleeping. Then, program these settings into your thermostat so it can make the automatic adjustments that help save energy.

Put Your Ceiling Fans to Work

The wind chill effect created by the spinning blades of your ceiling fans can make your body feel up to four degrees cooler. When you run fans in conjunction with your HVAC, you’ll be able to program a higher temperature setting and still stay comfortable. Just make sure the blades are rotating counter-clockwise, and only operate the fan when a room is occupied.

Promote Good HVAC Airflow

Airflow restrictions can wreak havoc on your HVAC system’s energy efficiency. To maximize the flow of air, make sure your registers aren’t blocked by furniture or household items, and keep all the vent louvers fully open. Check the system’s air filter once a month, too, and put in a new one when you see any dirt accumulation.

Use Your Outdoor Grill

Your cooling system has to work extra hard to compensate for the heat generated when you’re running the kitchen range or oven. You can reduce your HVAC’s workload and save energy by preparing meals outdoors on the BBQ grill whenever possible.

Limit Solar Heat Gains

Heat gain through your windows can inflate your HVAC energy usage by 25-30 percent. To reap energy savings instead, invest in blackout blinds that keep out the sun’s heat, or have solar window film installed to block infrared heat gain and UV radiation.

Contact us today at NisAir Air Conditioning and Heating for personalized advice on how to achieve energy savings in your Martin, Palm Beach or Indian River County home.

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