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4 Ways to Reduce Energy Costs in Your Home

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costs Are you tired of paying more than you have to for your utilities? It can feel as though you have no option but the truth is that you always have options. Some of the best ways to save significantly on your utilities are simple and others take more time. All of them can have a big impact. Read on to learn more and then contact AC-World to find out more about lowering your heating and cooling costs.

1. Are your windows sealed?

You might be shocked to learn how much heating and cooling can be lost through windows that aren’t properly insulated. According to some estimates, up to 45% of the treated air in your home can be lost with particularly bad window insulation. You can fix this issue by replacing your windows or adding caulk to the windows you have. Once you have a tight seal, you can then use plastic films in winter months to keep your home even cozier.

2. Make sure you’re using the most energy efficient HVAC system

Do you know what to look for in a particularly energy efficient HVAC system? If you immediately started thinking about Energy Star central heating and cooling systems, then you’re on the right track. While it may be better than what you currently have, the reality is that a ductless mini split air conditioner is widely considered to be the most energy efficient option on the market.

3. Don’t heat or cool a home that no one is in

If you leave your heating and cooling system on all the time then you’re literally just pouring money down the drain. Instead, turn it down when you’re gone for more than six hours. Turn it down when you’re sleeping. Keep an eye on when you actually need it and don’t waste the energy when you’re not even around.

4. Replace your major appliances

If you’re using more electricity than you’d like to, then one of the first things you can do is to replace your major appliances. This includes your freeze and refrigerator, washer and dryer, and other similar items that use a lot of electricity. Though the investment will be significant, you’ll likely see other advantages in addition to saving money on your utilities.

At AC-World, we can help with all your heating and cooling needs. Reach out to us to learn more about how you can reduce your heating and cooling costs.