Hello, and welcome back to our blog here at Davis Heating & Cooling. This is part two of our blog series about the excessive heat warning in place here in Flemington, New Jersey. Although New Jersey isn’t known for its sweltering heat, we’ve been experiencing a major heatwave this year that’s causing people to stay inside and crank of their AC. This is a great way to stay cool, but it also does a number on our energy bills each month. Keep reading to learn some helpful tips for staying cool without breaking the bank.

Check Windows And Doors

Sometimes the cause of high energy bills has nothing to do with the condition of your AC system and everything to do with the shape your home is in. Old homes, in particular, may suffer from drafts through either their windows or doors. Although it may not seem like this is having that big of an effect on your energy bills, it adds up over time. You can try checking for drafts yourself by running your hand along the outside of your windows or doors to see if any cool air is escaping, however, it’s best to call a professional home inspector to check for this.

Get A Smart Thermostat

Smart thermostats are a revolutionary part of heating and cooling that every homeowner should take advantage of. Unlike a traditional thermostat, smart thermostats can regulate indoor temperature while you’re gone in order to save you money and avoid cooling an empty home. You can also monitor or adjust its activity remotely via your mobile device. How cool is that? So cool!

Replace Your Air Filter

As much as we hate to admit it, some of us aren’t good about checking and replacing our air filters regularly. If you’ve ever taken a look at your air filter and noticed a whole clump of dirt and other grime covering it, you’ve waited far too long to have it replaced. The great news is, you don’t need to call an expert to have it replaced. Once you know the size and MERV rating you need (Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value), you’ll be able to do this easily on your own.

AC units running with a dirty air filter will not only require more energy to cool your home, but the system will need maintenance more frequently and most likely will have a shorter lifespan.

Contact Davis Heating & Cooling

Receiving the best deals on air conditioning repair, replacement, or maintenance is as simple as calling Davis Heating & Cooling, your local HVAC company here in Flemington, New Jersey, and the surrounding area. Our air conditioning experts will get in quick and eliminate any issues you may be experiencing, leaving you with a system that works for years to come! Ask us about our Davis Care Plus program that will help you save even more on regular maintenance and repair services. If you have any questions or you’re ready to get started, give us a call.