You can save energy, lower your utility bills, and make your Tallahassee, Florida, home more comfortable with a few updates. Upgrades can be expensive, but they’re worth the investment. The right changes can prevent expensive, inconvenient problems with your HVAC system and help you save money over time. Some of the most popular energy-saving updates are installing a programmable thermostat, upgrading your insulation, and replacing your HVAC system.

Installing a Programmable Thermostat

You can set a programmable thermostat to turn down your heating or air conditioning while you’re at work or asleep, and then bring your home back to a more comfortable temperature about half an hour before you come home or wake up. That way, you can save energy and stay comfortable. You can control many programmable thermostats from your computer, smartphone, or tablet. Many models also have touchscreens and hygrometers to measure your home’s humidity. Some can even remind you to change your air filter.

Upgrading Your Insulation

Check the exterior of your home for leaks or gaps in insulation and other materials. Leaks in your home’s exterior can cause uncomfortable drafts and raise your utility bills. They can also lower your indoor air quality by letting pollen, dirt, and other contaminants into your home. You should also check the ductwork in your attic or basement for holes, gaps, or bent areas that could obstruct airflow.

Replacing Your HVAC System

If your HVAC system is more than 10 years old, it needs expensive repairs, or it’s just not keeping you and your family comfortable, you should have it replaced. Newer models are more efficient, so they can pay for themselves over time through lower utility bills. If you don’t need a new HVAC system, you should have your unit checked by a professional at least once per year to keep it running at peak efficiency.

Advanced Air Care Heating & Cooling can help you update your home to save energy. We can install, maintain, and repair a variety of HVAC equipment. Call us anytime at 850-688-9265 for excellent service.

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