When you live in Cape Coral, air conditioning is a non-negotiable. You want to keep the inside of your home at comfortable temperature and humidity levels, especially during the hot Florida summer. However, it’s not uncommon to get an unpleasant surprise when you open your electric bill during the summer months. At Autumn Air Conditioning, we want to help you keep your energy costs as low as possible without sacrificing your comfort. We’ve helped customers in this area save on their energy bills for many years, and you can enjoy the savings, too, by implementing some of these ideas.
Change Those Filters
For many homeowners, out of sight is out of mind when it comes to filters. A typical filter will cost only $10 to $20, depending on what you hope to filter from the air, but it can be challenging to remember to replace them when you never see them.
If you go way too long between filter changes, start brainstorming some ways to remind yourself to change them. Some customers prefer to set an alert on their phones, while others write CHANGE FILTER in big red letters on the family calendar. Regardless of what it takes to remember, your system will run more efficiently when your filters are clean, which ultimately saves you money.
Don’t Neglect Routine Maintenance
At Autumn Air Conditioning, we deal with a lot of customers, and many of these customers do not contact us until they have major problems with their HVAC systems. No one wants to find themselves without air conditioning on a hot Florida day in August, and you can reduce your risk of serious problems and help your system work more effectively by making routine maintenance a priority.
Air conditioning systems can lose up to 5 percent of their efficiency each year. This means that your system has to work harder to keep your house at the same temperature from one year to the next. When your system works harder, your electric bills rise. Our company offers reasonably-priced maintenance plans to keep your system in the best possible condition. When your system is inspected annually, we can catch small problems before they turn into major, more costly issues.
Consider a Programmable Thermostat
One of the best ways to reduce your energy costs is by automating the process. You lead a busy life, and it’s difficult to remember to turn the thermostat up when you leave the house in the morning. However, you’re wasting money if your system is keeping your house nice and cool when no one is home to enjoy it.
Our team can install a programmable thermostat that automates the temperature in your home. Each family’s needs are different, so you can program your thermostat to ensure that you stay comfortable without using any unnecessary energy.
If you’re going on vacation, you can keep the temperature in your home higher, and you can program your thermostat to return your house to a cool level a few hours before you arrive home. Varying the temperature throughout the day can equal big savings over time, and your programmable thermostat will do all of the work.
If you would like to learn more about how to heat and cool your home without spending a fortune, contact our team at Autumn Air Conditioning today.