Simple Ways to Reduce Air Conditioning and Water Heating Costs in Woodbridge, VA
If your Woodbridge, VA, home has high utility costs, there are things you can do to reduce the bill. Brennan's Heating & Air Conditioning is ready to help you save money on HVAC and water heating bills. They are ready to provide HVAC service 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.
For existing water heaters, flush the tank to remove scale and mineral buildup. Replace the anode rod if the unit is more than three years old. If the unit is more than ten years old, it should be replaced with an Energy Star certified model. There are models on the market that use electric, gas and solar power. The certification qualifies for tax rebates and incentives. Your HVAC service can install the right unit to help you save on water heating costs.
Set your the thermostat for your air conditioneron the highest temperature you can tolerate. Use a ceiling fan to circulate the indoor air. Moving air feels cooler. For every degree the temperature is raised, you can save up to 3% on energy costs. Close curtains to reduce the heat gain inside the home. Run the washing machine and dryer during off peak hours. Try to cook outside as much as possible when outside temperatures soar. If outside cooking is not an option, cook during off-peak hours and reheat food using the microwave.
Maintaining the air conditioning system is the best way to save on energy costs. Your HVAC service company can perform routine maintenance on the ducting system, indoor blower unit and the outside condensing unit. The ducts should be inspected and cleaned annually.
Every thing you do to reduce air conditioning and water heating costs will put money in your pocket. You can invest your savings into upgrades for Energy Star certified appliances that will save even more. Brennan's Heating & Air Conditioning in Woodbridge, VA, can help you select, install, maintain and repair the right water heater and HVAC system.