Reducing Heating and Cooling Costs

November 6th, 2014

156534187If you are tired of reserving a significant portion of your paycheck for your home heating and cooling costs, it might be time for a change. Use this guide to figure out how you can make your home more energy-efficient so you do not have to pay as much for your heating and cooling.

Schedule Regular Maintenance

Maintaining your HVAC system helps it work as efficiently as possible. Make sure to schedule maintenance for your unit a few times during the year. This gives the professionals the chance to look at the filters and hoses and make sure everything is running smoothly.

Change the Temperature

Raising or lowering the temperature in your home by just a few degrees can have a big impact on your overall heating and cooling costs. Talk to the HVAC professional about the best temperature ranges to use to ensure that you are not wasting unnecessary energy and money.

Find the Drafts

A small draft in your home lets the hot and cold air that you pay for sneak out the windows and doors. Try to walk around your home and seal up any drafty areas to avoid paying more than you should. You might also want to improve the insulation of your home, especially if it is an older structure. This helps you utilize the HVAC system as efficiently as possible.

Use Window Treatments

Quality window treatments like drapes, curtains, or shades help you make the most of your interior heating and cooling. Leave the window treatments closed during the hottest part of the day during the summer so you do not have to spend as much to cool your home. You should also try to leave them open during the winter to let the sun heat your interior naturally.

At Russett Southwest, we want to help you get the most of your home heating and cooling. With regular maintenance and repair services, we give you the tools you need to lower your utility costs. To learn more about our services, visit us online or call (520) 629-9676.