Summer brings many great things such as days at the beach, vacations, and longer days, however, it also brings higher energy bills and an increased strain on your HVAC systems. With the current inflation increases, many people are looking to save money on their HVAC energy spending. While higher costs can be inevitable due to much warmer temperatures, there are ways that you can lower these costs during the summer months. Here are some ways you can lower these costs.
Utilize Your Thermostat Temperature Setting
Most Americans agree that 68 to 73 degrees F° is the most comfortable indoor air setting. Oftentimes, summer temperatures are much higher which causes the HVAC system to work harder to maintain this temperature indoors. While it is ideal to keep your building cool during business hours, energy can be wasted if it is used to cool an empty building. Turning the temperature up a few degrees before leaving for the day can save a few dollars a day which adds up quickly. You can also program your thermostat to have the ideal temperature at different times of the day.
Close Your Windows & Doors
It’s no secret that the best way to keep a building cool is to keep it closed. Open windows and doors not only enable hot air to enter into your building but also allow cool air to escape. This causes your HVAC system to work twice as hard to try to cool the air. While it is easy to keep windows closed, doors need to be constantly opened and closed. Limiting the time a door stays open is the most effective way of not letting the cool air escape your building.
Consider Capital Replacement
HVAC systems over 15 years old are less energy-efficient than newer HVAC system models. While capital replacement is a cost upfront, the energy you will save over time makes it a wise investment. New HVAC systems use less energy and are much less likely to break down. They are also much more efficient at keeping your building cool and comfortable in the summer.
Are you interested in learning more ways to use less energy and save money with your HVAC systems this summer? Give us a call at (800)-382-3150. CMS Nextech has energy-saving programs and preventative maintenance plans that can ensure the most energy savings for your HVAC systems.