6 Tips to Keep Energy Costs Down During Quarantine

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We are spending more time at home which means that we are using more AC and thus, more energy. As temperatures rise, we will only use more energy- costing you money at a time when finances may be getting tight. Luckily, there are ways to stay comfortable and still reduce your energy bill. Here are six great tips to reducing your energy costs during quarantine.

1. Use a Programmable Thermostat

Programmable thermostats allow you to set heating and cooling schedules that optimize your energy consumption and provide a convenient way to manage your AC system. Some even have a sleep mode that manages and adjusts temperature while you are sleeping to save on energy cost.

2. Install Compact Fluorescent Bulbs

Incandescent bulbs are not only inefficient, but they also can heat up the area that it lights up. Compact fluorescent bulbs are slightly more expensive, but they live at least three times longer, use less energy and operate at a lower temperature.

3. Seal Air Leaks

Your home has many areas where cold air can breach if insulation measures have been neglected or worn over time. Using nothing but foam sealant and weatherizing silicone caulk, you can hunt down leaks that may be contributing to your high energy costs. Here are some primary culprits of heat loss.

  • Exterior door thresholds –Up to 12% of heat loss in the home happens around doors and windows. If the weather stripping around the door looks worn, replace it.
  • Window frames – Check for old or cracked caulk and replace it.
  • Plumbing entrances – Any place where pipes enter and leave the home should be sealed with foam or caulk.

4. Use Fans

Whether you have ceiling fans or portable ones, moving air around the room keeps your skin cool. Use fans to offset increasing your thermostat a few degrees. However, be sure to turn fans off when you leave the room. They don’t cool the room, they cool YOU. Otherwise, you are just wasting energy.

We make sure that every aspect of your cooling system is optimized for the upcoming Summer. Optimization equals efficiency. Efficiency equals energy cost savings to you!

5. Replace Your Old AC with an Energy Star Unit

Be sure to look for the Energy Star label to find air conditioners that have met the requirements established by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Energy Star units use up to 40% less energy and can save you thousands of dollars over the years in energy costs. Don’t worry if a large expenditure is not on your radar during this time as we provide quality financing options for any size budget.

6. Don’t Neglect Maintenance

Maintaining your ac system is vital to increasing its longevity and optimizing its efficiency. Scott’s Heating and Air Conditioning provides a 20 point tune up as a part of its planned maintenance service. We make sure that every aspect of your cooling system is optimized for the upcoming Summer. Optimization equals efficiency. Efficiency equals cost savings to you!

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Scott’s Heating & Air Conditioning is a full-service heating and air conditioning company in Central Florida. Whether you need repair, maintenance or installation of a new heating or cooling system, we make it a priority to provide efficient, cost-effective and professional service. When it’s hot, call Scott!

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