The average electricity rate for homeowners in Hagerstown, Maryland, is 8.57 cents per kilowatt-hour. Although that’s 33.26 percent less than the average rate in the state and 27.86 percent less than the national average, saving energy is a top priority for homeowners in the area. That’s because you want to save money and reduce your impact on the environment, and you don’t have to sacrifice comfort to do that. Here are three ways to cut energy costs in spring:
Change the Filter in Your HVAC System
Your HVAC system has many components integral to its effective and efficient operation. Most you can only access with professional help. But the filter in your HVAC system is easily accessible, and for a good reason. To prevent clogs that strain your HVAC system and cause higher energy and repair costs, you must check your HVAC system’s filter every month. Hold it up to the light. If it looks dirty, replace it. Never go more than 90 days between filter changes.
Switch the Rotation of Your Ceiling Fans
As the outdoor temperature in Hagerstown heats up, you’ll start to use your air conditioner. The more you can reduce your reliance on your AC system, the better for your energy costs and the environment. During the cooling season, make sure your ceiling fans rotate in a counterclockwise direction. This will create a wind-chill effect that can make a room feel up to 8 degrees cooler, which helps you use your AC system less. Turn off ceiling fans in empty rooms.
Schedule Professional AC Maintenance
To avoid damage and personal injury, you must hire a professional to maintain your air conditioner as early in the spring as possible. Signing up for a heating and cooling membership provides you with these benefits:
- Discount on all future service repairs.
- No overtime rates.
- Priority scheduling.
- Filter discount program.
- Credit toward replacements.
- And much more!
Give your air conditioner the attention and care it needs to work at its best through the cooling season. Contact Hagerstown Heating & Cooling today to learn more about our professional preventive maintenance services.
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