If the energy bills in your Lebanon, Tennessee, home are constantly on the rise, your HVAC unit may not be operating as efficiently as possible. Follow these simple tips to boost your home’s efficiency and keep your costs under control.

Use Ceiling Fans

Ceiling fans can make a huge difference in the overall atmosphere of your home. Although fans don’t alter the indoor temperature, the increased airflow can make the room feel cooler during the warmer months. Reversing the direction of the fans during the cooler seasons can also improve air circulation throughout your home.

Change Your Air Filter

Your HVAC filter plays a major role in the efficiency of your system. When the filter is clogged with dirt and debris, it can no longer prevent contaminants from moving into and settling in your system, resulting in decreased airflow. When the air can’t move freely through the system, the unit has to use more energy, causing your bills to spike.

It’s best to replace your air filter every month to maintain maximum efficiency. If anyone in your home suffers from allergies or asthma, you may want to upgrade to a filter with a higher Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value (MERV) rating. A filter with a higher rating can maintain your indoor air quality more effectively.

Keep Up with Maintenance

During a tune-up, a professional technician will inspect the system, test the airflow and temperature settings, and make sure that all the components are functioning correctly. Your technician can resolve the issue right away before it turns into a bigger issue.

Replace the Weather Stripping

The doors and windows in your home can contribute to poor energy efficiency and air loss. Replacing the weather stripping around these openings can make a big difference in the overall atmosphere, as well as reduce energy waste.

At Bentley’s Air Conditioning, our technicians can inspect your HVAC system to make sure it’s operating efficiently. Contact us today at 615-206-3318.

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