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5 Easy Steps to Lower Your Energy Bills this Summer

We want you to be in the practice of saving money, both with our affordable and energy-efficient heating and air service in Rome, GA and also with your energy bill.

Try these 5 Easy Steps to Lower Your Energy Bills this Summer

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Turn on Those Ceiling Fans

Ceiling fans are not just for turning on while waiting for your air conditioning repairs in Rome, GA.   Ceiling fans circulate your home’s air, making it feel even cooler and letting you get away with turning up the thermostat a degree or two.

Turn Up The Thermostat

Speaking of, did you know that turning up your AC unit even one degree can save you five percent on your air conditioning bill?

Leave Your Household Vents Open

Did you know closing your vents overworks your HVAC system, even damages it? Closing the vents doesn’t lessen the amount of air conditioning you use, instead it actually overloads it as the system tries to compensate.  If enough vents are closed it can actually reduce air flow enough to cause the system to freeze! So leave your vents open or you will soon be calling Neal’s Heating and Air for air conditioning repairs in Rome, GA.

Close the Blinds

While the sun’s rays may feel wonderful, they can cause some damage to your energy bills.  Open blinds allow sunlight to raise the temperature and force your HVAC to work hard to keep up. If you don’t want to keep out the sunshine, try closing them during the day while you are not at home, and watch your savings add up as the cost of your heating and air service in Rome, GA goes down.

Get a Programmable Thermostat

Consider investing in a programmable thermostat.  Some experts recommend setting your thermostat to 78° to save energy.  This is not comfortable for most people, but with a programmable thermostat you can turn the temperature up while you are away and have it scheduled to begin cooling as you are on your way home.  Saving you energy and money, while keeping you cool all summer long.  Any company with heating and air service in Rome, GA can get you set up with a new thermostat in no time, some of our models here at Neal’s Heating and Air even allow you to adjust your home temperature from your phone!