Keeping your Rogers, Arkansas, home energy-efficient this summer should be one of your top priorities. Unfortunately, you may be stuck on some bad energy habits that can lead to higher energy use and, in turn, growing utility bills. If you are looking to get on top of your energy costs this summer, ditch the following three bad energy efficiency habits.
Not Changing Your AC Filter
Many people forget to change their AC filter on a regular basis or only do so when they notice a problem with their AC. Unfortunately, by the time your AC unit is exhibiting problems, the dirty air filter has been ruining your energy efficiency for a while. A clogged filter reduces your system’s airflow, causing it to work harder to get your home to a comfortable temperature. The harder your system works, the more energy it will use.
Leaving Your Doors and Windows Open
It can be tempting on a beautiful summer day to throw open the windows or doors and let some fresh air in. There also may be times when you decide to catch up with someone in your doorway, leaving it open and letting the conditioned air escape from your home. If there are days when you want to enjoy the fresh air, make sure to turn off your AC unit beforehand and when speaking with visitors, make sure to close the door.
Not Making Use of Your Programmable Thermostat
Many homeowners fail to make the most out of their programmable thermostat. This means that you are likely cooling your home even when no one is there. Make sure to set your thermostat at a higher temperature for the times of day when you are away and when you are gone for an extended period of time, such as a vacation.
Avoid these bad energy habits and take back control of your utility bills. Want to help your system run as efficiently as possible? Contact us at (479) 636-1470 today. One of our George’s Refrigeration & Heating specialists will schedule your AC tune-up.
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