If you own a vacation rental in Crawfordville, Florida, you’re probably nervous when you receive your monthly utility bills. Fortunately, there are ways to control your bills and avoid spikes.
Install an Energy-Efficient System
The more energy-efficient HVAC system you have, the less you are going to spend on utility bills. If your system is aging, don’t wait to upgrade to a new system. Consider different options like a ductless system or heat pump to find what is most efficient for your rental. Even though energy-efficient systems are more expensive, you will see significant savings on your future bills.
Rely on Natural Heating and Cooling
Make sure your house is efficient for heating and cooling. Your home needs to be properly insulated. Use landscaping to prevent the sun from heating the home, or use heavy curtains in the winter to help insulate the windows. All these small enhancements will contribute to keeping your HVAC system from working overtime to heat or cool your rental.
Install a Smart Thermostat
Take total control of your HVAC system by installing a smart thermostat. These thermostats can change with the weather, or you can handle the temperature yourself. If your guests are uncomfortable with the temperature, ask them to call or text you, and you can change it for them. While you don’t want guests uncomfortable, you also don’t want the air conditioning on high all day when no one is there.
It may seem simple or even too easy, but encouraging guests to go green is an effective way to manage your utility bills. Request guests to reuse towels instead of washing them every time. Kindly remind guests to fill the dishwasher completely before running it. Leave a nice note explaining that you would like to lower the carbon footprint of the home. These easy reminders around the house won’t prevent guests from being wasteful, but it could help curb it.
If you’re ready to upgrade the system on your rental, we are here to help. Contact Advanced Air Care Heating & Cooling at 850-688-9265 to speak to an experienced professional today.
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