No matter the size of your home or your family, you’ve likely encountered rising utility costs in Jacksonville, Florida. We understand what homeowners go through each month when they pay their bills – we pay them too!
That’s why we want to help you reduce your heating and cooling costs and get your monthly energy usage under control. If you follow these tips, you’re sure to see lower utility bills from now on!
Make Sure Your AC is the Right Size
You might think having an oversized AC unit is a benefit. Wouldn’t that mean it was more effective at cooling your home?
In truth, an oversized air conditioner turns on and off more often. When it comes on, it quickly cools the house and turns off in a few minutes. Think about how a car uses up more gas in traffic than when driving calmly down a highway. Your AC unit is using up far more energy turning off and on than if it were simply blowing cool air throughout the day.
Set the Right Temperature
It’s tempting to crank up the thermostat to near unbearable heat levels when it’s cold out. We do the opposite during the summer months, keeping our homes as crisp and cool as possible.
But if you’re tired of rising utility costs in your Florida home, you need to reach a happy medium. Each degree you lower your thermostat consistently saves you 2-3 percent on heating and cooling costs each months.
Remember, you can always put on warmer clothes and curl up with a throw blanket. If your energy bills are driving you crazier than the indoor temperatures, you won’t regret it.
Get an Indoor Air Quality Evaluation
The licensed HVAC contractors at Charlie’s Tropic Heating & Air can help you determine the indoor air quality in your home or business and whether your existing HVAC system is working to improve or reduce it.
If we discover your system is doing a poor job, it’s likely because of a clogged AC filter, leaking ductwork, or a dirty system that needs cleaning. Part of our HVAC maintenance services involve IAQ checks and ensuring the system works at full efficiency year-round.
If you’d like to schedule service or routine maintenance on your home’s HVAC system, contact our team ASAP. We know the pains Florida homeowners deal with when it comes to exorbitant energy costs – that’s why we want to work with you to reduce them each month.
Give the Charlie’s Tropic Heating & Air team a call today to get started saving money!