What Can I Do to Lower My Energy Bills in Lake Worth?

What Can I Do to Lower My Energy Bills in Lake Worth?

If you’re trying to save money, a great place to begin is right inside your home. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, heating and cooling your home typically makes up about 48% of your utility bill. Some of the best ways to start saving money don’t need a huge investment of money or time. If you haven’t arranged for your furnace service for the year, that’s an ideal place to start. We also have a couple additional tips that can help keep your costs as low as possible.

Schedule an Energy Audit

If you reach out to your local utility provider, they will come complete an energy audit of your home. These services are often provided free-of-charge and account for everything that is showing up on your monthly bill, from your heating and cooling system to your kitchen and laundry appliances. Many utility companies also can provide rebates for insulation and other things that can improve your home’s efficiency.

Smartly Program Your Programmable Thermostat

Thermostats have been improved a lot, and the technology behind them only continues to change. For example, the iComfort S30 is able to use the GPS In your smartphone to figure out when you’re leaving and makes the proper change to help you save money and improve efficiency while you’re not home. When you return home, everything goes to the way it was and you don’t have to worry about a thing. It’s also able to adjust to your routine, so when baseball and football seasons start again, your thermostat can make the proper adjustment.

The Department of Energy notes that a well programmed thermostat may

lower your heating costs by up to 35% and your cooling costs by up to 25%. Set your thermostat as low as you can, while still staying comfortable in the winter and as high as comfortable in the summer. There are a number of different models to decide from so pick the one that best adapts to your schedule and needs.

If your schedule changes quite a bit, a 7-day model is probably your best choice. They provide you the flexibility to set different programs for each day. These typically have four possible temperature phases per day.

There are also 5+2 and 5-1-1 models. These models are best if you maintain the same schedule on weekdays and a different one for weekends.

Selecting and Maintaining Your System

If you think you’re nearing the point where your system ought to be replaced, it’s a good idea to research all of your options so you can make an informed decision when the time necessitates. Check out the SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) rating of air conditioners and the AFUE (Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency) of the furnaces. The higher the ratings, the better the savings. As always, our furnace and A/C professionals will help you make a well-informed decision that adapts to you and your needs.

If you’re not ready yet, a simple furnace service and routine maintenance can keep your system working smoothly and efficiently. If you haven’t arranged your furnace service for the year or are having any sort of questions about your system or options, give us a call at 561-533-6066 .

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