Every year, I tell myself that this will be the year that I actually work a plan to save on the cost of HVAC cooling during the summer season.
This is not the first time I will be making the plans. I just hope that this is the first time that I actually stick to the plan, execute the plan and really reduce the HVAC costs. Living in our region, HVAC cooling is a big deal. It’s also a big expense. However, there really is no getting through the thick heat of summer without the HVAC. I honestly don’t think I could do that. I’d have to move. However, I know that I have wasted so much money when it comes to over cooling the house. That’s why I am determined to put that money in my pocket this year. First, I have made an appointment to have the heating & cooling unit inspected and serviced. I try to do this at least once a year. Having the HVAC in its best shape is a big part of the plan because then it will be running at its most efficient. However, I will help ease the load by making sure the house is sealed up tight. But really, the biggest thing is making sure we keep the HVAC thermostat at a reasonable setting. To that end, I have learned how to program the thermostat in order to have the temps rise as they do outside. Then, the cooling will come back to a more comfortable setting in the evening. I expect to save close to 20 percent if I can consistently maintain this HVAC savings strategy.