3 Energy Saving Tips for the Summer

I know, I know! It’s not even springtime and we’re already talking about the summer! No matter the season, saving money always feels good. So we’ve made a shortlist of three ways you can score some extra energy savings, especially in the summertime.

Saving Money in a Piggy Bank

It’s Time to Plan Your Summer Energy Savings. Ensure Your HVAC System is in Good Condition.

Check Your Air Filter
Yes, right now! Throughout the year, your filter gradually gathers dirt, dust, and other particulates that can suppress airflow. A dirty filter causes unnecessary strain on your HVAC system, which (according to the U.S. Department of Energy) can use up to 15% more energy to continue circulating air throughout your home. Replacing your filter is an easy way save on your energy bill.

Take a Close Look at Your Vents
Do your vents have a layer of dust or dirt caked around the edges? If so, it could be time to get your air ducts cleaned. Why? Like air filters, your ducts gather dirt, dust, pet dander and other particles over the years until they become congested. This reduces the efficiency of your HVAC system and causes (again) higher energy costs. Homeowners should have their air ducts cleaned every three to five years. You can schedule air duct cleaning with one of our specialists at (208) 629-3335.

Consider Replacing Your Thermostat
Your thermostat does the thinking for your entire HVAC system, controlling when your A/C and heater activate. Malfunctioning thermostats can dramatically elevate your energy costs by cycling on and off more often than desired. Consider switching to a programmable thermostat that reduces energy use while you’re away from the house.

If you’re interested in replacing your thermostat or if it’s time to schedule your air duct cleaning in Boise, ID give us a call at (208) 629-3335.