Summers in Florida can get extremely hot and humid, which means that Floridians everywhere are blasting their AC units to try to stay cool. Unfortunately, this also means that your electricity bill will skyrocket. Here are some tips to prevent that:
Check Your Insulation
Insulation plays a significant role in keeping your home cool. Check the R-value of your home’s insulation. R-value is used to measure how well insulation resists heat transfer, so the higher the R-value, the better. The less heat that can seep into your house, the more efficiently your air conditioning will work.
Fill in Any Cracks
Make sure there are no cracks or holes in the weather-stripping or caulk around your windows to ensure that your cool air isn’t leaking out of your home. The windows in your home can be a big contributor to energy waste.
Don’t Waste Your AC
Your AC does not have to be on at all times. If you are not going to be home, turn off your AC to prevent energy waste. If you have an efficient system, it won’t take long for your home to cool down again.
Get an HVAC Tune-Up
One of the best ways to save energy in the summer is to ensure that your HVAC system is operating at maximum efficiency. Sun Air Services offers a tune-up service for just $30. This service can save you money in the long run, because our technicians can catch small issues before they become expensive problems. Contact us today at (813) 295-2214 to schedule your Brandon HVAC repair or tune-up.
We all would love to save money on our electric bill. Luckily, there are a few small things you can do to maximize your home’s efficiency. Why not start in the bedroom?
Adjust Your Thermostat
The easiest way to save money on energy is to keep your thermostat lower in the winter and higher in the summer. If you have zone cooling and heating, only keep your bedroom air-conditioned or heated when you are in it. This is a small adjustment that can make a huge difference when you get your next electric bill.
Check the weather-stripping or caulk around your windows for damage – this could be contributing to your home’s daily energy waste. Double-pane windows are a great investment for your home because they add a natural layer of insulation.
If your air ducts and vents are dirty, it makes your HVAC system work much harder, resulting in a higher electricity bill. Make sure you regularly change your filters and clean your ducts and vents.
Did you know that a ceiling fan is capable of reducing the temperature of a room by up to six degrees? It doesn’t seem like much but makes a huge difference. Setting your thermostat to a higher temperature and using the ceiling fan in your bedroom can result in a lot of energy savings.
Another small way to reduce your electricity bill is to unplug chargers in your room when you are not using them.
Getting regular maintenance on your HVAC system can keep it running at maximum efficiency. Contact our experienced technicians at Sun Air for Boyette air conditioning repair. Reach out for a free estimate at (813) 295-2214.
In the heat of the summer, we know Floridians are not thinking about their heating systems. Even in the winter, using the heat is probably not on your mind too often. However, it is important to keep your heating system in good shape, no matter how little you use it. The last thing you want is to be dealing with a broken heater on an unseasonably chilly day. Here are a few ways you can maintain your heating system in the summer.
Check the Thermostat
The thermostat is an integral part of your heating system, so it’s important to make sure it is working as it should. Every once in a while, test your heating system to make sure it can turn on. If you have zone heating, go through each zone separately.
Clean Out the Drainage Hole
The drainage hole or drainage sinks are located at the bottom of the unit. This drainage hole prevents the buildup of moisture and other debris from the environment. This can occur in all heating systems, but especially heating systems that use heat pumps for both cooling and heating. Check your unit for drainage hole blocks during the summer season, which is when your HVAC system will be used the most heavily.
Keep It Clean
Throughout the summer, make sure your vents, floor registers, and other HVAC components are clean to prevent problems. You should also check your air filter and make sure it’s in good shape.
When you need Tampa heating repair, trust the professionals at Sun Air. Our team is ready to assist you when problems arise with your HVAC system. Contact us for a free estimate at (813) 295-2214.