Now that autumn weather will soon be replacing the dog days of summer, it is time to begin to think about energy consumption and prepare for fall! Whether you are looking to put more money away for a spring vacation, maybe a college fund, or to simply lower monthly expenses, reducing overall energy consumption has many benefits for you and your family! Keep reading for some of the ways you can be more conscious with your energy costs this season.
CARBON MONOXIDE DETECTORS
Does your home use gas? A gas fireplace, heat, or appliances? Carbon monoxide is found in fumes produced any time you burn fuel stoves, lanterns, grills, fireplaces, gas ranges, or furnaces. CO can build up indoors and poison people and animals who breathe it. If you use any of these items in your home give us a call to check your existing CO detector or an estimate to install one in your home.
PROGRAM THE THERMOSTAT
Every family has a schedule that is unique to their schedules and circumstances, and the thermostat in your home should have one as well. Programming the thermostat in your home to adjust to your unique schedule, habits, and lifestyle is one simple way to lower your overall energy costs. If you make sure to set the temperature on your thermostat at the lowest temperature that is comfortable while your family is away or sleeping will help prevent overspending on heating costs when they’re unnecessary.
SCHEDULE A MAINTENANCE CHECK
Make sure you’re getting maximum efficiency on your HVAC systems, prevent unexpected and costly repairs by scheduling a routine maintenance appointment by contacting us at (803) 767-2694. Our technicians assess your HVAC system to ensure that your system is operating as efficiently as possible. Regular maintenance checks allow you to catch any problems or issues early so that you can maximize your energy dollars and minimize any potential repair costs.
Does your home have a fireplace? If so, your home may be experiencing drafts and heat loss. If the fireplace is not in use, ensure that the damper is closed. If you leave the damper open it is comparable to leaving a window open, which creates drafts and causes heat loss in the home. We would also recommend lower the temperature on the thermostat while it is in use to save on energy costs.
LOWER ENERGY COSTS & CONSUMPTION THIS FALL
Mountain Air Heating & Cooling is an experienced HVAC contractor that specializes in installing and maintaining energy-efficient furnaces, air conditioners, and other HVAC equipment in Blythewood and surrounding areas. Furthermore, enroll in our Maintenance Program to maximize the life of your investment. Call us at (803) 767-2694 or contact us online for more information and no cost estimates.