The average household spends more than $2,500 a year on energy bills; $1,100 of that goes to heating and $1,400 goes toward keeping the home cool. This is a good amount of money, and if you are spending so much it is worth taking measures to get the most out of the air conditioning system.
Get the most out of your air conditioning system:
- Get a programmable thermostat: A programmable thermostat can save up to 15 percent on your cooling costs because the system activates only when needed. Every degree below 78 degrees raises your energy bill by 3 to 4 percent.
- Regular maintenance: Check your HVAC filter regularly. During summer, the filter will likely need to be washed or replaced at-least once a month. Clean the evaporator coils annually, straightening any bent ones.
- Shut some vents: Shut the vents in rarely used rooms so you’re not cooling them unnecessarily.
- Maintain your furnace: Central air uses the same blower and air ducts, so have annual service checks to make sure it’s running at its finest efficiency.
- Get air conditioner service every year: Air conditioners lose about 5 percent of their efficiency every year if you don’t have them serviced.
- Keep cool air in, hot air out: Prevent leakage of cool air by sealing around the HVAC unit and ducts, seams and connections. Wrap the ducts in insulation. If the ducts pass through an attic space, consider insulating that too.
- Close your windows and drapes during the day to exclude the hot air: Avoid opening windows and drapes during the day. Install interior or exterior blinds, shutters, shades or awnings, particularly on south-facing or west-facing windows.
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Westchester County and Yonkers NY
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