Homeowners in Massachusetts get a full range of weather throughout the year. This means that as we move into spring, we switch from running our furnaces and boilers to running our air conditioners. No matter what time of year it is, you need affordable, efficient HVAC equipment that you can rely on.
Save Money on MA Home Energy Expenses
Every Massachusetts resident wants to save money on home comfort. To cut energy costs this spring, follow these suggestions below. You’ll be impressed how much you save over the spring and summer!
Expense: Allowing the sun to undo your air conditioning
Solution: Use curtains and blinds to your advantage. If you’re running your air conditioner with open window treatments, you’re allowing the sun to re-heat the air you paid to cool down. Be conscientious of the weather and be sure to control the amount of sun that enters your home.
Expense: Cooling your home when nobody is there
Solution: As a Massachusetts homeowner, you can save up to 10% on your electricity bill by turning the air conditioning down 7-10 degrees when you’re out of the house or asleep. The hassle-free way to turn the A/C down every day is to have a programmable thermostat installed, so you can set it and forget it.
Expense: Running a low-efficiency air conditioner
Solution: You can save money on central and ductless air conditioning by making sure that you’re using a high-efficiency system. Every year, engineers manufacture new technology that helps air conditioners run on less electricity, producing more cooled air than ever. Consider a high-efficiency upgrade or an annual efficiency tune-up.
Expense: Neglecting to use your ceiling fans
Solution: Use your A/C and fans in tandem for the best cooling around. The energy usage of running a ceiling fan is miniscule compared to the increase of home comfort you’ll experience. Ensure that your fans are set to a counterclockwise direction so they push the cold air down and around your living area.
Expense: Spending money on “Phantom Energy”
Solution: Plug nearby electronics into a power bar and unplug it when not in use. This will prevent you from spending money on phantom energy, which is an electricity cost incurred when devices are plugged in and turned off (on standby). You’d be surprised at how much you can save annually!
Finding our suggestions helpful? Contact us for more energy-saving tips and tricks.