According to the Department of Energy, roughly half of the money the average homeowner spends on energy every year goes to heating and cooling, making this one of the single biggest expenses a homeowner can have to bear. So if you’re looking for ways to save money on your utility bills each month, helping heating and cooling system become more energy-efficient can help you see almost instant results. Here are a few energy-efficiency tips that can help you save money.
Use a Smart Thermostat
You may not realize it, but that small, simple device on your wall that switches your heating and air conditioning system on and off could actually save you a ton of money. Programmable thermostats can automatically adjust themselves to certain temperatures at certain times each day, preventing your system from running when you’re not home. However, smart thermostats go a step further and can adjust themselves in order to maintain your ideal temperature while using as little energy as possible. Many of these smart thermostats can also give you a detailed report on your energy consumption to help you learn where you could be using less and saving more.
California is a hotbed for solar power, thanks to our hundreds of days of sunlight each year. That means solar heating, which captures sunlight and uses it to heat your home directly during the cooler winter months could save you a ton of energy by allowing you to run your heater less. You may be able to add a solar heater to your already-existing solar panel system as well!
Maintain Your System
Your heater and air conditioner are a lot like a car: if you don’t maintain it, it won’t run nearly as well, and will break down faster as well. First, you should check your system’s air filter every month, and replace it as necessary to ensure you’re allowing for maximum air flow. Second, having your heater and air conditioner tuned up each year can significantly improve your energy efficiency by ensuring all working parts are in excellent condition, ensuring they’re ready for the long road ahead.Schedule your air conditioner or heater tune-up service today! Call JW Heating & Air and let our Orange County heating and air conditioning repair service experts ensure your system is in peak condition for when you need it most!