As a new year dawns, many people are looking for ways to cut costs and save money in 2018. While tolerable temperatures in the home and workplace are more necessities than luxuries in today’s extreme temperature fluctuations, there are things you can do that will help to cut the costs of heating and cooling your home or office.
Take a look at these smart HVAC improvements that will help you power through 2018 without breaking the bank to pay your utility bills.
Use a Programmable Thermostat
This is one of the smartest investments homeowners can make when it comes to curtailing heating and cooling costs in the home. Whether your costs are out of control during the winter months, or summer has you sweating your electric bill each month, you will find that using a programmable thermostat can help you shave precious dollars from your bills year-round.
Consider Adding a Whole House Fan
Whole house fans are the perfect accessory for efficient cooling in the spring, summer, and early fall months. In most parts of the country, whole house fans can reduce the costs of cooling your home considerably by reducing your need to run an air conditioner for several hours of the day or night. In select areas of the country it can eliminate your need for air conditioning units almost entirely.
Because the whole house fan, like the QuietCool QC CL-2250 Whole House Fan, requires less electricity to operate, your cooling costs and the impact your cooling choices have on the planet are greatly reduced.
Install an Attic Fan
An attic fan is an addition to your HVAC system that is smart in any season. It can help remove humidity that leads to mold and mildew problems in the winter and summer months while aiding in preventing harmful ice dams from forming along your roof line during harsh winter months.
Designate Heating and Cooling Zones in Your Home
Zoned heating and cooling means that you prioritize areas where you and your family gather together and spend the bulk of your time for the most comfortable temperatures while keeping lesser used areas of the home slightly less comfortable. Not only will this little trick bring the family closer together, but it will also help you cut your costs of heating and cooling – especially if you have a larger home.
When you’re planning for a future unfettered by out-of-control energy bills in 2018, these smart HVAC investments provide outstanding returns for your family, your comfort, and your 2018 budget.
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