Every Schwenksville, Pennsylvania, homeowner is guilty of a few energy-wasting indulgences, some more costly than others. Most bad habits won’t jeopardize your life savings, but some could make you raise your eyebrows when your bill arrives. Here are three energy habits costing you money.
Forgetting About Your HVAC Air Filter
Help your heating or cooling system to keep your home comfortable and save you money by remembering to clean or change the air filter. Keeping the air filter on your furnace or air conditioner clean improves its operating efficiency, and that adds up to big savings over an entire season.
If it’s difficult to remember to change your air filter monthly, mark a date on your calendar every month for the rest of the year to remind yourself. It only takes a few minutes each month to keep your air filters clean.
Failing to Program Your Programmable Thermostat
Programmable thermostats are a fantastic technology to help reduce energy usage. With a programmable thermostat, you can automate your home’s temperature at certain times of the day. The thermostat can reduce the cooling or heating while you’re away, and it produces a comfortable temperature before you return home. However, if you haven’t programmed your programmable thermostat, it won’t save you anything.
Modern thermostats are smart, and they have convenient, built-in calendars to help you program with ease. Set your “home” and “away” times once, and your thermostat takes care of the rest.
Disregarding Seasonal HVAC Servicing
It’s a bad energy habit to ignore your HVAC system’s needs. Regular maintenance keeps your system working at its most efficient, which means the lowest energy costs for you.
During maintenance, a professional technician will inspect, clean, lubricate, and maintain the healthy condition of your HVAC equipment. Making maintenance a habit saves on costly replacements and monthly energy usage.
Contact New Age Air at 610-298-0271 to schedule your annual HVAC servicing. We proudly serve the heating and cooling needs of Schwenksville, Pennsylvania, and the surrounding areas.
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