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Oct 15, 2020
posted by: McCall's Supply, Inc.
3 Ways to Save HVAC Energy This Fall
Do you have some general HVAC service questions an HVAC professional can answer? If you’re like most, you want to know how to save money on your energy bills. With fall upon us and cooler weather hot on its heels, it’s important to take some simple steps now to save money in the months ahead. Here are three proven ways to save HVAC energy this fall.
1: Reverse Your Ceiling Fan
Ceiling fans in the fall? You bet! Most people turn their fans off when the hot weather takes a hike, but you can use your ceiling fans all year. In the summer, you want them to rotate counterclockwise to create a cooling effect. But in the fall and winter, reverse the direction so they rotate clockwise to help circulate the warm air. Your house will feel more comfortable, and your energy bills will go down.
2: Upgrade Your Thermostat
Are you using an old, outdated thermostat? Even if you have a programmable model, it’s time to consider an upgrade if it’s more than five to ten years old. With a smart thermostat, you have more control over your programming and how much energy you use. This can help make your HVAC more efficient and reduce your utility bills.
3: Change Your Air Filter
One of the most significant impacts on your HVAC energy efficiency is your air filter. If it’s dirty and clogged, your system will have to work harder to do its job. Changing your air filter every 60-90 days can make your system run better while using less energy.
There’s more than one way to save money this fall. For more information on using less energy while running your HVAC system, or for answers to any of your general HVAC service questions, contact your local McCall’s Supply, Inc. dealer today.