Summertime in New York means nice weather and warmer temperatures, but it can also mean higher energy costs for some residents of the Poughkeepsie area. If you’re interested in keeping your utility costs low this summer, a few simple tips can help you save energy and save your money.
Consider a Programmable Thermostat
If you can’t program your thermostat, it’s a good idea to shut off your air conditioner at night to conserve energy. However, when you turn it back on in the morning, it may take some time before it reaches your desired temperature. Consider investing in a programmable thermostat that will only allow your air conditioner to run as much as it must to reach your desired inside temperature.
Have Your Insulation Checked
If your home has old insulation or there are holes and cracks in your insulation, it will be much harder for it to maintain consistent temperatures, forcing your heating and air conditioning systems to work harder and consume more energy. Have a professional check the insulation in your home if your HVAC system seems to struggle to keep temperatures where you want them.
Upgrade Your Appliances
If you have old and outdated appliances, they may be costing you more to run than you realize. Upgrading to newer, Energy Star-certified appliances can dramatically reduce your monthly utility bills. A newer, more energy-efficient appliance will start paying for itself immediately in the form of lower energy costs.
Contact a Professional
When you’re stumped trying to find ways to improve energy efficiency in your home, reaching out to a professional can be a great option. D. Rohde Heating & AC can visit your home and recommend solutions to your energy usage issues. We install and service a wide range of appliances and heating and cooling systems from leading manufacturers and can help you determine the best solutions to your energy consumption problems. Call us today at (845) 453-9072 to make an appointment.