Air conditioning season is quickly approaching! While there are horrible stories out there of people being charged hundreds of dollars a month just to stay cool we’re here to find ways to reduce your costs while staying comfortable. Here are 5 simple ways you can save green by going green!
Utilize Nature: the direction your home is facing the sun can have something to do with your HVAC system constantly running. Whether your home is in direct sunlight or shade majority of the day you can use nature to work with you! To help keep your home cooler from direct sunlight entering you can plant trees/shrubbery or hang shades to block warmth from entering on hot days. These quick fixes will help to reduce the amount of heat from entering your home causing your HVAC system to work less and save money in the long run!
Go Programmable: using this kind of technology in your home helps to monitor and better regulate temperature for times that you are away from your home. If you’re away from home for an extended period of time during the day or plan to be gone for a vacation this is a great route to go because after all — what’s the point of heating or cooling a home that you aren’t inside to enjoy? A programmable thermostat can be set for times when you’re away and program to make its way back to a desired temperature before you arrive back home.
Unplug Electronics: even though electronics are not being used they are still consuming energy if plugged in. This consumed energy is referred to as “Vampire Power”. This occurs when electricity is used even when something is in hibernation mode. Microwaves, DVD players and laptop chargers are all culprits of consuming Vampire Power. Unplug any cords not in use to start saving money!
Energy Audit: when you feel like you’ve tried everything you could possibly try yourself call an energy saving expert a call! They’ll be able to observe your home to determine where you are losing money and where you could start saving energy and money.
Keep up with your HVAC: by keeping up with your HVAC with regular maintenance and regular filter changes you’ll be on your way to avoiding costly repairs in the future. You can also do a bit of research about the latest and greatest HVAC systems offering the best energy efficiency. For more assistance with options available call a trusted professional at BELOMAN.
For help with any of the above techniques simply give us a call to start going green by saving some green. We know high utility bills are definitely not fun…let us help you! Believe in the BELOMAN way! We’re the only HVAC and plumbing company in the Metro East to receive the Better Business Bureau TORCH Award. The award honors excellent commitment to customer service through exceptional standards for ethical business practices. Don’t just take our word for it — trust your friends, family, neighbors and co-workers leaving us 1,300+ 5-star reviews!