Fall weather is right around the corner in St. Charles, Louisiana, which means you can look forward to lower energy bills for the rest of the season. By taking a few simple steps, you may even be able to take your savings to the next level. From adjusting the thermostat to scheduling HVAC maintenance, here’s how to keep your home cool on a budget this fall.
Adjust the Thermostat
You may have taken your thermostat on a roller coaster ride during summer heatwaves, but early fall is the ideal time to get things back on track. Consider investing in a programmable thermostat, setting it to 78 degrees when you’re at home and awake.
When you’re out for the day or sleeping, lower the temperature 10 to 15 degrees. It’ll only take a minute to program this schedule, and it can save you 10 percent on your heating and cooling bill.
Turn On the Ceiling Fans
If you already have ceiling fans installed, you’ve probably used them throughout the summer. There’s no need to turn them off when fall rolls around, though.
Since ceiling fans have the ability to create a wind chill sensation, they can make you feel cooler without substantial energy consumption. You can actually turn up the thermostat 4 degrees without feeling hotter, and you’ll save energy at the same time.
Schedule HVAC Maintenance
Before cool weather settles in, call Bryans United Air Conditioning for an HVAC tuneup. We’ll inspect your heat pump or furnace, ensuring it’s ready to operate efficiently during the late fall and winter. We’ll replace the air filter to improve efficiency and inform you of any essential repairs, helping you save money later.
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