Calgary Heating:Lowering Your Energy Costs This Summer – Part II
If your monthly utility bills are giving you a headache, then it is time you considered changing a few things around your house to bring down costs. Utility bills shoot up during summers, when your air conditioner use increases. But there are simple ways with which you can control this cost. In the last post we discussed some of these ways. Here are a few other tips.
- Make sure that your air conditioner is in good shape. If your air conditioner has become old, then it is time you replaced it. The average lifespan of an air conditioner is about thirteen to fifteen years. If you have had one for more than this period, then look for a new air conditioning system, which will not only maximize cooling but also bring down your utility bill.
- Replace the filters of the air conditioner as dust gets accumulated quickly in them during summers. Also check for leaky ducts as these will not only affect cooling performance but also add to the cooling costs.
- Ensure that leaking air conditioning ducts are repaired or else they will affect the cooling performance and also add to the air conditioning costs.
- Set the thermostat at a slightly higher temperature, and more so when you are away. Every degree you raise will bring down costs of your air conditioning by more than three percent. You can even consider buying a programmable thermostat.
- You can also seek the advice of an HVAC inspector who can visit your home and after inspection, give you an in depth analysis of how you can further lower your energy costs.
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