If you live in Merritt Island, FL, there’s a good chance you have high energy bills during the warmest months of the year as you continue to run your air conditioner. While energy bills will always be higher this time of the year, it’s possible to reduce them. Here are three ways that you can make your home more energy-efficient:
Install a Smart Thermostat
One of the best upgrades you can make to your home is to install a smart thermostat. Many people waste energy by over-cooling their home even when they’re away. If you have a smart thermostat, you’ll have more control over your home’s temperature. You can use it to program a temperature plan for your home. You can also use it to change your temperature remotely through a connected app.
Keep Your Air Conditioner Clean
Another way you can reduce your energy costs is by keeping your central air conditioner clean. If your unit is full of dust and debris, it can reduce its efficiency and produce less cool air. To help with this, you should replace your filter every month and keep the area around your outdoor unit clear of leaves and other debris.
Schedule Annual AC Maintenance
You should also hire a service technician to complete an annual AC maintenance service. A service technician can clean your system and make energy-efficient upgrades. An HVAC contractor will also identify any repairs needed to keep your unit running well.
Reducing energy costs this spring and summer should be a focus of anyone in Merritt Island, FL. Contact Merritt Island & Heat to learn more about how we can help to make your home energy-efficient. Our team of experts is standing by to help maximize your home comfort and energy savings while reducing your environmental impact.
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