Saving money is difficult. Often it means not doing something. Staying home instead of going out. Not buying something you want instead of getting it. In other words, saving money involves some form of sacrifice. But what if I told you that you could live your life the same and still manage to save money?
We all have to pay our utility bills, there’s no way around it. Even though we might not freeze to death in Florida, we still want to have our heating and AC there when we need it. So here are 3 ways we can save money by reducing our utility bill.
Keep Your Ducts Clean
Your home’s ductwork is a very important part of your HVAC system. They work as the veins and arteries of you house. And just like your veins and arteries, if they have a problem, then it’s something you need to take care of.
Problematic ductwork can reduce the efficiency of your heater by up to 40%. So making sure that everything is working how it should be your highest priority. The first thing you can do is to make sure it’s clean. You should get a yearly cleanup by a reliable heating maintenance service in Mims, FL to make sure the whole system is free of dust. Also you can check the filters on your own and vacuum them. Cleaning them makes a huge difference in how effectively air flows and on the overall air quality of your home.
You should also keep an eye out for any leaks or loose joints in the ducts. These can be hard to find if you’re don’t have a lot of experience in HVAC, but they will be one of the things your HVAC maintenance service will check for.
Insulate Your Outlets and Light Switches
Do they really make that big of a difference? The answer is yes. This is a very easy and quick way to make sure that the heat doesn’t escape your home. It also helps keep your home cool during summer.
You can find specialized outlet and switch plate insulation at your local hardware store. It’s very easy and straightforward. If you’re not sure, you can find a lot of tutorials online on how to get it done.
Turn on Your Fan
Hot air will always go up. As a matter of fact, most of the hot air from your house will escape through the roof. Roofs are actually designed to let some of that air go. But when there is too much air going through the roof you have a problem.
An easy fix for this is to turn on your ceiling fan on low. Just make sure it’s turning in the right direction. Essentially the fan will push back down some of the air. For this to work your fan has to be turning in the right direction. So check your owner’s manual if you aren’t sure.
Stop throwing your money away. Call Air Care Systems Inc. at 855-632-9449 today to get heating maintenance service in Mims, FL.