You’ve likely had back-to-school and holiday shopping expenses on your mind this season. Fall is also a great time to pay attention to your Opelika, Alabama, home’s heating and cooling costs. From scheduling HVAC system maintenance to adjusting your thermostat setting, learn about some ways you can save energy in your home this fall.
Adjust Your Thermostat Setting
During times of the day when you and your family are away from home, you can adjust the temperature setting on your thermostat. Lowering the temperature by as much as 5 degrees can help conserve your HVAC system usage. As a result, you’ll benefit from energy savings on your home utility bill.
Change Air Filters
As the season shifts from summer to fall, you should also change the air filters in your HVAC system. Dirty air filters inhibit airflow through the system, which can put a strain on its operating components. Clean air filters not only boost your HVAC system’s operating efficiency, but they can also improve your home’s indoor air quality.
Look for Problems in Your Home’s Ductwork
Split or perforated ductwork can decrease your HVAC system’s energy efficiency. Leaks and other ductwork issues can prevent conditioned hot or cool air from effectively reaching areas of your home where you need it most. Repairing or replacing damaged ductwork can significantly improve your HVAC system’s ability to heat and cool your home.
Schedule Fall HVAC System Maintenance
Fall is an ideal time to get your HVAC system checked. During a maintenance visit, our HVAC technicians will thoroughly inspect your home’s system to ensure it’s operating correctly. Regular HVAC system maintenance is an easy, cost-effective way to keep your system operating optimally so that you can save energy and money on your home utility bills.
Creating an energy-efficient home this fall starts with some action on your part. To get started, contact our Indoor Solutions technicians to schedule an HVAC system maintenance inspection. Give us a call at 706-225-8241.
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