With the cost of utilities on the rise, homeowners are looking for ways to reduce heating and cooling costs. Although you may be aware of common strategies to lower the bills—such as not keeping the AC’s temperature too low in the summer or opening up the curtains in the winter for more sunshine—there are additional ways you can save. Here, the HVAC team at Ron Hammes Refrigeration in La Crosse, WI, shares a few creative ways to lower heating and cooling costs.
How to Save on Heating & Cooling Costs
1. Preventive Measures
Regularly check and replace air filters in the home. Dirty or clogged air filters reduce air flow and cause the HVAC unit to overcompensate by running continuously. Also, seal and insulate the home by locating areas where air can escape. Common locations are window frames, electrical outlets, and attic hatches.
2. Change Laundry Habits
Clean the lint traps each time you use the dryer. A dirty lint trap causes the machine to run longer to dry the clothes. Also, try waiting until you have a full load before washing clothes, as smaller loads waste water and energy.
3. Improve Airflow & Ventilation
Install a ceiling fan to improve airflow. A ceiling fan can be used in place of an air conditioner to cool each room. Also, move large or bulky items away from the air vents. If the air vents are blocked, the HVAC unit must work more to push air around the house.
Saving money on energy bills can be easy when you have a solid strategy. If you are looking for a reliable heating and cooling expert, turn to Ron Hammes Refrigeration. Their technicians specialize in HVAC repair, duct cleaning, and heat pump service. Call 608-788-3110 to schedule an appointment. Find more information about their full list of services on the Ron Hammes Refrigeration website.