Are the high energy bills in your Moncks Corner, South Carolina, home causing you to panic? If the answer is yes, you probably need to let go of some habits that could be affecting your energy use. Check out some of the most common causes of high energy use in your home.
Energy Sucking Appliances
While you expect your appliances to use energy when they are running, you may not realize that many of these appliances will continue to use energy long after you have stopped using them. Computers and televisions are some of the most likely culprits contributing to your higher energy bills.
Inefficient Light Bulbs
It may seem like it’s much more affordable to buy cheap light bulbs at the grocery store for your light fixtures. However, you will have to replace them more often and your utility bills will be higher. Switch to LED bulbs which can use up to 90 percent less energy than traditional light bulbs.
Poor Home Insulation
You may never think of your insulation until it comes time to remodel or you experience water damage in your home. Insulation plays a big factor in your home’s energy use. When you have good insulation, conditioned air will stay in your home and hot outdoor air will not make it in.
Not Having Regular HVAC Maintenance
Regular HVAC maintenance is crucial for keeping your system running as efficiently as possible. When filters and other components of your system become dirty, they will cause your system to work harder to maintain the correct temperature in your home. This is primarily due to the fact that a poorly maintained HVAC system results in poor airflow. The harder your system has to work, the more energy it will expend.
Don’t let problems with simple solutions cause your energy bills to skyrocket. Contact Coastal Air Solutions at (843) 868-5745 today and one of our experienced HVAC technicians will schedule your system maintenance.
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