Saving Energy: Tips to UseAs temperatures heat up in the Indianapolis area, this is also the time of year when you can expect your energy bills to rise. You can save money while still staying cool this season by using the following energy saving tips.

Turn Your Thermostat Up

Turning your thermostat up, even by a degree or two, can lead to considerable savings on your energy bills this summer. Your air conditioner won’t have to run as often to cool your home, which also saves on wear and tear on your unit. When you won’t be home during the day, turn your thermostat up even higher to reduce energy usage. Keep in mind that a programmable thermostat can make this easier for you.

Use Your Ceiling Fans

Keeping your ceiling fans on helps keep rooms cooler, which means you don’t have to lower your thermostat as much. Just remember that these fans don’t technically make the rooms cooler. Instead, they help you feel cooler thanks to air movement on your body. Shut the fans off when you leave the room in order to save energy.

Schedule HVAC Maintenance

Regular professional HVAC maintenance can help your home stay cooler while using less energy. Maintenance helps ensure that your HVAC system will run as efficiently as possible throughout the summer. A professional HVAC technician can also discover early signs of potential problems with your HVAC system and take steps to fix them before they become serious.

Change Air Filters and Clean Registers

Changing the air filters in your HVAC system and cleaning registers allows it to cool your home efficiently. Filters and registers that are covered with dust and debris can impede airflow, which makes your HVAC unit work harder at cooling your home.

Keep Warm Air Out

Check for cracks and gaps, especially around windows and doors. Seal these up to prevent hot air from getting inside your home. Consider putting weatherstripping around windows and doors to keep them sealed better.

If you need HVAC maintenance done in your Indianapolis home or more energy-saving tips, contact Mowery Heating, Plumbing, and Cooling today.

Our goal is to help educate our customers in Brownsburg, Indiana and surrounding areas about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).

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