Helpful Ways to Save Money and Improve Energy Efficiency During AC SeasonPublished: March 24, 2017

Cooling season can be costly for Brevard County homeowners.You want to keep energy costs low, but indoor comfort during the hot and muggy summers requires a lot of cool air. Here are four energy efficient ideas to help you have it all during AC season:

Make AC Maintenance a High Priority

The cost of air conditioner maintenance is small compared to the potential savings, and with a service plan membership or a coupon for a money-off tuneup, you’ll save even more. Most AC repair calls can be avoided with annual maintenance, and if you want energy-efficient cooling and satisfying indoor comfort, AC maintenance is the easiest way to have it. Do your part by changing the filter every month and keeping the area around the outdoor unit clear of foliage and debris.

Install A Home Automation System

Nexia Home Intelligence gives you remote thermostat control and cool, energy-efficient comfort customized to your preferences. You can further reduce cooling costs by turning the AC back when you leave the house and turning it back on remotely before you return home.

Add Zoning to Your HVAC

Zoning allows you to cool the rooms you’re using without cooling the rooms you’re not. It gives you high indoor comfort, reduced cooling costs and less equipment wear and tear. You can control temperatures remotely with any Internet-connected device; this can lower cooling costs even more.

Get a Programmable Thermostat

Cut cooling costs without sacrificing comfort with one of these relatively inexpensive devices. Simply set it to automatically cut back on cooling when no one is home. Programmable thermostats work best for families with a consistent and predictable schedule.

To learn more about the valuable benefits of a service contract including free duct leak checks and free refrigerant repairs, visit Ellington Air Conditioning & Heat or call (321) 248-4838.