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Summertime in Efland, North Carolina, can be uncomfortably warm. Balancing between keeping your home cool and avoiding massive utility bills is tricky. There are a few easy tips that can keep both your home’s temperature and energy bills under control during the summer months. Here are our top three:

Programmable Thermostat

If you don’t already have one, getting a programmable or smart thermostat can help you save money. These systems let you design a cooling schedule that allows you to reduce HVAC function when your family isn’t home and keep them comfortable when they are. Even increasing your thermostat’s temperature setting by 5 degrees can help improve your efficiency and drop bills. A modern thermostat can help maximize your savings without sacrificing comfort.

Preventive Maintenance

Preventive maintenance is another great way to lower your summertime energy costs. Issues with your HVAC like worn parts or clogged filters can lead to reduced efficiency and higher bills. Regular maintenance lets you catch those issues and fix them before they start impacting your utility costs. Routine maintenance can help ensure that your system can handle the extra work without spiking your energy bills.

Use Fans

Using supplemental climate control options like room fans can help keep your home comfortable without using a ton of electricity. Ceiling and floor fans can help increase circulation, which can make your home feel cooler. Make sure that the fan blades are rotating in the correct direction: counterclockwise helps direct air downwards. While this isn’t a comparable alternative to HVAC climate control, fans can help you reduce costs and stay comfortable. Plus, they can keep your home from feeling stuffy even during heatwaves.

If your utility bills are through the roof, A&E Heating and Air Conditioning can help you get your costs under control. Give our HVAC experts a call at (919) 823-5992 to set up an appointment today!

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