Did you just get your energy bill, and it is sky-high? Are you interested in finding out how to save money on your energy bills in Florida? If you are like most people today living on a fixed income, you want to come up with ways to save money each month. Here are seven ways to save money on your energy bills this year.
1. Take Cheaper Showers
Consider an energy-efficient electric water heater, reducing the time you are in a shower, and taking a more lukewarm shower, and it can save on your water heating bills. Just lowering your water heater temperature a few degrees, you can save money on your energy bill. The ideal temperature for heaters to be set at is 120 degrees Fahrenheit. If you go on vacation or are spending an extended period of time away from your home, just turn off the water heater while you’re gone? This will give you instant savings.
2. Programmable Thermostat
One of the more significant expenses in your home is cooling and heating your home. In Florida, we spend a little more on the cooling part. If you use a programmable thermostat, you can simply program the temperature according to time of day without the need for adjusting it manually. This will allow the thermostat to make the changes automatically, which will not only help your home to be more energy-efficient, but keep the temperature at one level to keep the cost down.
3. Replace Your Air Filters
Air filters catch dust, pollen, and lint and keep your circulated air clean. If it is clogged, your HVAC system has to work harder? Replacing your air filters regularly will make your system not have to work as hard, which in turn will reduce your energy consumption.
4. Extra Insulate Your Attic
It is not a lot of money to add extra insulation for your attic, crawlspace, ceilings, and around recessed lighting fixtures. But, by doing it, you can save some money on your energy bills. It will also remove some of the drafts in your home to make your family feel more comfortable. Check that your R-value is correct for the climate here in Florida.
5. Think Energy Star
If you need to purchase a new appliance, consider buying one that is energy star rated. The energy star is a symbol for energy efficiency by the government, and it tells consumers this is an energy-efficient product. By using an energy-efficient product, your energy bills will drop compared to using an appliance without a rating.
6. Seal Air Leaks
Do you have any air leaks in your home? Look around your home for any cracks, gaps, or openings around your windows, doors, plumbing, and wiring. If you find any, seal them up. By doing so, you’ll save more than ten percent on your heating bills. Caulking or weather-stripping around windows and around door frames.
7. Regular Maintenance
With the eight system components, it is essential to maintain your HVAC system to run smoothly and efficiently. At Air Shield Heating & Cooling, we offer an Energy Savings Agreement, which provides a complete precision tune-up, and professional cleaning offered either annually or semi-annually. If your equipment is appropriately maintained, minor adjustments will not turn into major repairs.
At Air Shield Heating & Cooling, our highly-trained residential HVAC technicians are available 24/7 — 365 days a year to provide service for your home or small business. Call us today at (813) 796-6398 or contact us online.