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3 Money-Saving HVAC Tips

You can never have enough money in your bank account, right? Sure, people come from all walks of life, but we’d be hard-pressed to find a reader of our blog who wouldn’t smile at the thought of an extra zero or two at the end of their bank statement.

Well, we can’t help you with your stock investments or your savings account, but we can help your HVAC equipment last longer and run more efficiently so you spend less on your energy bill every month. And contrary to popular opinion, some of these tips are completely free and can be done right at home on your own.

Interested? Then keep reading! We’re going to cover the top 3 money-saving HVAC tips that can keep you with plenty of savings to spare. And don’t forget to use some of that savings to call for heat pump service in Cedar Falls, IA if you run into trouble!

1. Change the Air Filter

Want one simple and free tip? Change your heating system’s air filter.

This component is important when it comes to the comfort and efficiency of your heating technology. Heat pumps, for example, are exceptionally efficient but they can consume a lot of energy if they’re being stifled by a dirty air filter.

We recommend changing your air filter every 1-3 months so that it’s clean and ready to provide your heating system with fresh air. This tip will improve your budget and also help your technology last longer–while being something you can do on your own.

2. Invest in Maintenance or Repairs

For heat pumps, maintenance is required twice a year. Springtime is good for the first maintenance appointment, and fall is the best time for the second one, but there’s plenty of leeway in this scheduling.

Also, if you detect problems with your heat pump, make sure you get them fixed. This will save you money in the long run and hopefully stave off an early replacement.

3. Properly Set the Thermostat

Your thermostat has likely been in cooling mode for the past few months, but as temperatures change, that setting is going to need to be different. Start off first by switching the mode from cooling to heating when temperatures finally start to get chilly. But that’s not where this conversation ends!

The setting on your thermostat is going to dictate a lot, from the comfort of your home to the energy efficiency of your heat pump or other heating system. For instance, setting your home at a comfy 70 degrees might feel the best for you during the winter, but it’s going to take a lot of energy or fuel to reach that temperature threshold.

Think about setting your thermostat to a nominal point, like the low 60s, and using cozy clothes, warm beverages, and other things to help keep you warm. You can even set the thermostat lower while you sleep since blankets and body heat can go a long way toward keeping us warm. Just make sure your pets are comfortable enough in their own beds!

At Dalton Plumbing, Heating, Cooling, Electric and Fireplaces, Inc., your comfort is our promise! To set up an appointment in the Cedar Falls area, give us a call at the number above, email or schedule an appointment online. 

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