The typical CheckingGaugesAmerican family spends an average of $2,000 per year on utility bills. Here’s how to make your home more energy efficient and reduce your utility bills this summer. Making these minor changes can result in big savings.

 

 

  • Set your thermostat between 74 and 76 during the warmer months. Raise the temperature a few degrees if you have to be away from home for several hours.
  • Leaky ducts can interfere with air conditioning efficiency. Ask a pro like us to check your ductwork.
  • Check your air filter each month. Your system is wasting energy and working harder if the filter is dirty. Make sure it’s clean. This monthly effort also helps to minimize wear and tear on your system.
  • Invest in an inexpensive attic fan, which can keep your air conditioning from working so hard.
  • Close the blinds and curtains during the summer to reduce heat inside.
  • Install a programmable thermostat and program it so your air conditioning is working only when you’re home. Ask us which is best for your lifestyle.
  • Maintain a two- to three-foot clearance around your outside air conditioning unit for better circulation.
  • Purchase energy-efficient Bryant products with the ENERGY STAR logo.
  • Schedule appointments to have your heating and air conditioning system inspected and cleaned yearly.