Homeowners Can Save with Their HVAC Systems
November is here, and that means the holiday season is just around the corner! Many homeowners and their families will be gearing up for some serious holiday shopping, which means spending will be on the rise. Given this, many people will probably be looking for ways to save money elsewhere such that they can redirect it toward their holiday spending.
One highly underrated area but a potential goldmine for easy savings is the home itself, specifically the home HVAC systems! This might not be the most obvious place people would look to save money, but in reality, there are many great ways to save on HVAC systems. Continue reading for three easy ways to save!
Invest in Programmable Thermostats
Investing in programmable thermostats (aka smart thermostats) is a great and easy way to save money. Many homeowners experience periods where they are away from home for days or weeks at a time - or even just during certain hours of the day. This is a great opportunity to cut costs when heat is not needed.
For example, it is time for a family vacation, and homeowners know they will be gone for two weeks. They can program their thermostats such that there is no heat running while they are gone but so that the heat turns back on shortly before homeowners return. Considering this is a half month’s worth of energy, this can significantly reduce heating costs.
Replace the Air Filters
Another great way to save money is by replacing the air filters. This may not be an immediately obvious way to save money, but the key thing to remember is that many homeowners keep their air filters in place longer than they should. However, consistent and on-time air filter replacement is one of the basics of HVAC maintenance.
Why is this even necessary in the first place? Air filters collect dust, debris, and other airborne particles that come through the AC system. If they are not replaced regularly, these particles can build up and lead to inefficiencies in the HVAC system. It will likely take a significantly greater amount of energy for the system to achieve a cooling effect. And, of course, greater energy expenditure means greater costs to homeowners.
Schedule Maintenance Checks
Last but not least, scheduling regular maintenance checks is a great investment that will help homeowners save money on unwanted repairs and early system failure years down the road. During basic heater maintenance or furnace maintenance checks, professionals will assess the current systems to spot any damage that necessitates heater or furnace repairs.
They will also assess the overall efficiency of the system. This is important to note since many homeowners may be turned away by the idea of spending money on maintenance checks. Rather, maintenance checks can save homeowners a huge amount of money down the road since they can help HVAC systems run in a significantly more efficient way.
About Lascko Services
Lascko Services of Muskegon, MI is a family-owned and operated business providing quality solutions since 1999. With the motto of “when you need us, we’ll be there,” they strive to find the most effective and most efficient solutions tailor-made to fit the unique needs of every one of their customers. Call them for HVAC help today!