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8 Ways To Help Keep Your Home Cool & Save On Energy Costs

  1. Do you forget to adjust your thermostat before you leave home? Check into programmable thermostats, as they do the work for you. When properly installed and set, you can save up to $180 per year in energy costs.
  2. Closing off unused rooms can actually cost you more in comfort and energy savings. It’s best to keep doors and air vents open so that air can circulate freely throughout your home.
  3. When your A/C is on, close your doors and windows tightly. Save even more by turning off kitchen and bath exhaust fans.
  4. Set your thermostat fan switch to “auto” and you could save up to $25 a month in energy usage. Leaving your thermostat in the “on” position keeps the air running constantly.
  5. Block the sun from overheating your home through the use of shades, blinds and drapes indoors. Outside, use awnings, trees, and add shrubs.
  6. Maintenance! Operational issues can cause extremely high energy bills. Keep both your indoor and outdoor coils clean by performing routine maintenance. You’ll want a special evaporator coil cleaner for your interior unit and a solution of water and non-toxic, non-acidic cleaner on the exterior coil.  Merritt Island Air & Heat can perform this on a one-time or routine basis.
  7. Raise your thermostat. You can save 10% of your cooling costs for each degree your thermostat is set above 78.
  8. Be sure to replace your filters. If you’re not sure what type is best for your home, check with us and we’ll gladly advise you.