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Damien McCusker, Manager of Arpi's residential service division, has been working in the HVAC industry for 18 years and has hands-on experience in new home installations, furnace and air conditioner replacements, sales and residential service. He spends most of his spare time sharing his passion for soccer with his kids and enjoys watching them at soccer practice and games.

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How to Save Money on HVAC Energy Bills This Summer

Damien McCusker

Seasonal heat can drive up your HVAC summer energy bills, and these tips can help you lower them. Routine maintenance can cut your energy costs without having to resort to warmer temperatures.

Have it serviced.

When you have a professional from Arpi’s Industries inspect your system, you are not only prolonging the life of your air conditioner, you’re also lowering the cooling costs. The technician will clean and adjust all the components of the system. Checking the refrigerant level is also part of the annual servicing. If it’s too low, your energy bills will be higher and you run the risk of freezing the coil inside the air handler, which harms your system.

Change the air filter routinely.

It’s critical to run your cooling system with a clean air filter to cut high energy costs. Running your HVAC system with a dirty filter will slow the air flow through the blower or air handler. It will take longer to cool your home, which drives up energy costs.

Use ceiling fans.

Besides being decorative, ceiling fans cut HVAC summer energy bills. The fans circulate the air, which helps the moisture on your skin dry faster. The evaporative process cools your skin quickly. To save even more energy, turn off the fans when you leave the room. Fans don’t actually lower the temperature.

Be sure vents are clear.

Open vents create the optimal airflow into the room. Check the vents periodically for blockages, either from blockages caused by fabrics, furniture, or toys. A dust buildup also slows the airflow.

Use a programmable or smart thermostat.

These thermostats let you adjust the temperatures based on your occupancy patterns. Increase the temperature while you’re routinely away and lower it just before you return.

To learn more about lowering your HVAC summer energy bills, contact the pros at Arpi's Industries. We provided trusted HVAC services for Calgary area homeowners.

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