Are your energy costs increasing during the summer months? Here at South Nashville Heating & Cooling, our team of dedicated HVAC professionals take a great deal of pride in providing our valued clients with only the highest quality HVAC products and services.
With that said, we want to contribute to our clients’ many summer activities and outdoor events by suggesting these useful energy saving tips that can help you to reduce your home energy costs. When you give focus to these recommended energy saving tips, rest assured that you and your family can enjoy activities even more with the savings you will experience.
ENERGY SAVINGS TIPS
- Turn off the lights – Simple as this little task may sound, turning off the lights is one of the most effective and simplest energy saving tasks you can perform. Make it a habit to always turn off the lights in rooms that are not typically used as well as whenever you leave a room or leave the house. The amount of money you can save by simply turning off lights can be surprising. In your efforts to minimize energy costs, turning off the lights is a great first step. If, while you are away from home, you prefer to have some lighting on, then we highly recommend you invest in a timer and set appropriate times when you want your lights to automatically turn on and turn off. Further, by switching over to LED bulbs for all your lighting options you can save a great deal of energy as well.
- Lower your Hot Water Temperature – Conserving water is important to all homeowners. It is important to understand that your hot water heater contributes to a big percent of your overall energy bill. By lowering the temperature on your hot water heater to 120 degrees you can reduce your energy costs monthly and still enjoy those long hot showers you look forward to. You can also continue to wash your clothes or run your dishwasher without a great deal of sacrifice.
- Unplug Electronics Not in Use – Whenever you choose to keep your small devices or appliances, such as coffee makers, phone chargers, televisions and laptops, to name a few, plugged in even when not in use, you are still using a good deal of energy. Though turning them off saves energy costs, when you unplug them altogether you save a whole lot more.
- Adjust your Thermostat Regularly – The more discipline you show when setting your thermostat, the more energy savings you will experience. The pros here at South Nashville Heating & Cooling highly recommend you set your thermostat at home to 78 degrees, keeping this setting throughout the summer days. This will alleviate the need for your HVAC system to have to kick on and off repeatedly during the daytime and nighttime. Maintaining a consistent temperature helps your system to run smoothly and efficiently. A system that continuously turns on and off can be harmful to not only its overall performance, but its functionality as well.
THE DEDICATED TEAM OF HIGHLY EXPERIENCED HVAC TECHS YOU CAN RELY ON
Here at South Nashville Heating & Cooling our clients are our number one priority. We hope you find these tips for minimizing your energy costs during the hot summer months useful. Remember, if you are in need of high-quality HVAC products or services, we are the team for you. Simply give us a call at South Nashville Heating & Cooling today for all your HVAC needs. We look forward to serving you and to helping you and your family get the most enjoyment out of all your summer activities ahead.