Summers in Okeechobee, Florida, can be brutally hot. Keeping your home cool is important for your family’s comfort, but it can lead to high energy bills. Learning to improve your home’s energy efficiency this summer can create a more comfortable home and lower your utility bills. Here are three steps you can take for improved summer energy efficiency:
Install a Smart Thermostat
Installing a smart thermostat is one of the best ways to improve your home’s energy efficiency, especially during the summer. These systems create personalized settings depending on your family’s average schedule. They reduce HVAC usage when you’re away and restore your home to a comfortable temperature before you return. Smart technology also allows you to:
- Check your system’s efficiency levels.
- Monitor your home’s temperature from your phone.
- Make adjustments remotely.
Clear the Vents
Clogged or blocked vents can reduce the HVAC efficiency in your home. This creates issues during months when you want to maximize your home’s airflow. Check your vents for dust blockages regularly, and wipe them during your weekly cleaning. Also make sure no furniture is blocking any of your home’s vents and that they have plenty of space around them. As a result, it’ll allow the air to flow naturally and effectively throughout your home.
Check the Seals
The seals in your home are what keep all the cool air in and the hot air out. If the seals around your windows and doors crack, you can end up losing much of your climate-controlled air. As a result, you’ll experience reduced energy efficiency and higher utility bills as your system has to work harder to keep the temperature inside your home consistent. Check and replace seals as needed to help reduce energy waste.
Our experts at Miller’s Central Air, Inc. can help you get the most out of your HVAC system. Give us a call at 863-467-1545 to set up a consultation today.
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