While your air conditioning unit is something you can’t live without, it may be something that you could stand to spend less on. In fact, most people are not thrilled when they get their summer air conditioning bill, especially in Las Vegas. If you are tired of spending so much money on your monthly bill, it is probably time to consider a few ways to reduce your rates.
The good news is that there are ways you may be spending more money than you actually need to, or should be. By making a few adjustments you can save a lot of money in the long run. Here are 5 reasons you may be spending too much money on your HVAC:
Not changing the air filter as often as often as it should be changed. In order for the system to work efficiently it is important that the air filter be changed as often as your model recommends. See our article on changing your air filter to learn more.
Having the system turned down too low could cost you big bucks at the end of each month. Try setting your thermostat a couple of degrees higher in order to lower your bill. You may even want to install ceiling fans in rooms you use often, so you rely more on them, rather than adjusting the thermostat.
If you don’t have your unit protected outside it could end up costing you more in the long run. Be sure to have your unit protected so that it isn’t damaged or parts are not stolen off of it. See our article on protecting your ac unit to learn more.
Most people only call out an HVAC professional when there is a problem. But that can end up costing you, too. It’s important to have your system properly maintained over the years, so that issues are addressed as soon as there is a problem.
If you have a system that is older, you are likely spending a lot of extra month each month. Any unit that is a decade old should be replaced by an energy-efficient model. The investment will pay off as it saves you money monthly.
Anyone who has a furnace or air conditioner can stand to save some money each month on their bill, and some may be in a position where it’s crucial to do so. Keeping these things above in mind you can begin to make small changes in order to reduce your monthly bill, while still keeping cool throughout the summer!
For more tips on saving money on your HVAC bills, watch this video we made: