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How to Save Money on Your Energy Bill This Summer

The summer heat is here and it’s not going away anytime soon. If you live in Carbondale, Carterville, or Marion, Illinois, you know the heat has been brutal. Blasting the air conditioning is almost essential to stay cool but it can also come at a cost. We get asked all the time how homeowners can save money on their electric bill during the summer. The best answer is to focus on energy efficiency! Here are some tips on how to lower your energy bill and stay cool all summer long. 

Energy Efficient Air Conditioner

When was the last time you got a new air conditioning system? Old air conditioning systems are not as efficient as newer ones. They might actually cost you more in bills than buying a new system. Sure, you could use less cooling, but in the long run it’s really not worth it. Investing in an energy efficient air conditioner will make a world of a difference in your home and your energy bill. 

Newer air conditioners are required to have a SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficient Ratio) of 13 or 14. SEER levels can go up to 29 for the most energy efficiency. If you have an older air conditioner, you probably don’t have the bare minimum SEER rating. Older air conditioners also lose their efficiency over time. If you think it’s time to upgrade your air conditioner and you live in Southern Illinois, give RSP Heating and Cooling a call! We offer a FREE Comfort Consultation so you can have a custom heating and cooling system. 

Zoning System

Perhaps your energy bill is so high because you don’t have a zoning system. Without a zoning system you are cooling the entire house even when you only need one room cooled. That’s a lot more energy being used than needed. A zoning system will section your home into zones and will only cool those zones when needed. It’s perfect if you have someone in your home who likes their room a lot colder or warmer than everyone else. A zoning system will use less energy, which will result in a lower energy bill. 

Maintenance

Getting your HVAC system regular check ups can make it last longer and be more efficient. Like we said earlier, older air conditioning systems can decrease in efficiency over time. Proper maintenance can extend the life of you air conditioning system and prevent expensive repairs. RSP Heating and Cooling serves Marion, Carbondale, Carteville and surrounding areas to repair and replace HVAC systems. Give us a call to get your air conditioning system checked out!

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