With the arrival of fall, we find temperatures ranging from warm to cool in Fort Worth, Texas. There’s no better time to learn some energy-savings HVAC tips to get you through the highs and lows of Texas’ fall temperatures.
Keep It Clean
One of the easiest ways to help keep energy costs down is by keeping the vents clean and changing your air filters. You’d be surprised by the amount of dust and debris that can accumulate in vents. If you have pets, the problems are made worse with fur getting captured in the vents and filters. Your air filters should be changed once a month (or whatever is recommended on the filter’s package), which improves the HVAC unit’s function by allowing maximum airflow, which leads to energy savings. Having your HVAC system professionally maintained annually also keeps it running efficiently.
Upgrade to a Smart Thermostat
You’ll benefit from energy savings by upgrading your HVAC system with a smart thermostat. With this comprehensive technology, you can create schedules for when the system should turn on and off. Smart thermostats also learn your temperature preferences and adjust them automatically, making it a hands-off task for you. Rather than having to program your thermostat and wasting energy, the smart thermostat always keeps it at the proper temperature, based on preferences. This is especially convenient during fall months, when the temperatures in Fort Worth can be warm during the day and chilly at night.
Keep Up with Energy Usage
A great way to save money this fall is by knowing the amount of energy your family is using. If you have a smart thermostat, you can download an app to your smartphone and access detailed information about your energy usage. Because smart thermostats have more advanced technology than programmable thermostats, they offer more precise adjustments and information. By downloading the app on your smartphone, you can view trends and determine if adjustments should be made to your thermostat’s schedules. You can even access your HVAC system when you’re on vacation, through the app on your phone.
To ensure your HVAC system is in tiptop energy-saving condition, schedule an appointment with one of the professionals at North Tarrant Heat & Air. Give us a call today at (817) 538-4700.
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