How Can I Reduce my Energy Costs In the Spring?

Orange County HVACIn today’s economy, everything is steadily rising in price, including monthly energy costs. Our employees here at Aliso Air want to help you save money on your monthly energy bill. You should always start saving energy by contacting us to come out and provide an energy assessment. Our employees will be able to tell you exactly where you are using the most energy so that you will be able to decrease some of that energy usage. Learn more about reducing energy costs below.

Use your Windows

During the spring the temperature at night will usually cool off so that gives you the perfect opportunity to turn off your air conditioner and open your windows while you sleep. This will not only save energy, but it will allow your air conditioner to have a break from cooling your home. When you wake up in the morning your home should still be cool because the temperatures outside usually take a little bit to rise so you can shut your windows early and it will trap the cool air inside your home keeping it at a comfortable temperature for most of the day. You can also install window coverings to prevent heat from coming in through your windows so it will greatly improve your energy efficiency.

Know How to Operate your Thermostat

Knowing the correct way to operate your thermostat is imperative when trying to save money on your energy bills. Obviously the smaller the difference between the indoor and outdoor temperatures the lower your heating and cooling bill will be. You should keep your house at a warmer temperature than you normally would when you are away. There is not really any sense in keeping your house at a comfortable temperature when no one is at home so that is a good opportunity to turn your thermostat up and save energy. Here at Aliso Air we recommend that you install a programmable thermostat. A programmable thermostat will not only help your HVAC system save energy in the spring, but it will help it be more energy efficient all year long. With a programmable thermostat you have so much more freedom. You can set it to where it will cut off while you are gone during the day and then program it to come back on a few minutes before you will be arriving back home.

Use Fans

Whether you are using an air conditioner, heater, or furnace, turning on your ceiling fan will allow you to raise or lower your thermostat by about four degrees, because it will allow either the hot or cold air to circulate throughout your home not letting it just sit in one place. However if you are using your ceiling fans it is important that you cut them off when you leave the room because that too will use a significant amount of energy. It is also important that when you shower or take a bath that your bathroom is equipped with some type of exhaust fan so that the heat and humidity from your shower can be removed.

Keep your HVAC System Well Maintained

The last step that we suggest you do during the spring to save energy is to keep your HVAC system well maintained. By keeping your system maintained properly it allows it to run much more efficiently. All of our employees here at Aliso Air are trained to specifically maintain HVAC systems so we can help you with all of your HVAC system needs. We hope that we were able to provide you with some ideas that you can do during the springtime to cut down on your energy usage that will begin saving you money in no time.