Although the weather doesn’t get too drastically cold during the winter months in Citrus Ridge, Florida, most residents rely on their home heating systems for at least part of the season. When you switch your HVAC system to the heat function, you may notice an increase in your energy bills. Follow these few simple tips to keep your energy costs under control throughout the winter.

Program Your Thermostat To Control Energy Costs

The first tip to maximize your energy savings this winter is to program your thermostat with a schedule. Making manual adjustments to the indoor temperature forces your HVAC system to cycle on and off more frequently, which uses more energy and costs you more. By setting a schedule on your thermostat, you can allow the unit to operate more efficiently while maintaining a comfortable indoor temperature.

You can take your savings to the next level by upgrading to a smart thermostat. This type of connected unit allows you to monitor your usage and get detailed reports about how you can reduce waste. Some smart thermostats can also make automatic adjustments.

Schedule HVAC Maintenance

In order to reduce energy waste, you need to make sure your heating system is operating as efficiently as possible. Regular maintenance is the best way to ensure the efficiency of your system. An HVAC technician will perform an inspection of your unit, test the airflow, and check for any signs of wear or damage.

Change Your Filter

The air filter within your heating and cooling system also plays a major role in its efficiency. When the filter is clogged and dirty, the system has to work harder to move air, resulting in wasted energy. Dirty filters can also decrease the quality of the air you breathe within your home.

Poor indoor air quality can cause allergic symptoms, especially in those with existing breathing conditions, so it’s certainly a concerning issue. By changing your filter every month or two, you can maintain the quality of the air you breathe while ensuring that your system operates efficiently.

If your heating bills are high this winter, contact us at Frank’s Air Conditioning by calling (407) 490-2070.

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