There’s nothing like fall in Florida and its arrival this year is especially welcome given the brutal summer we just experienced! This was one of the hottest summers on record and we know that you felt it even more when you looked at the exorbitant numbers on your energy bill. The cooler temperatures from the fall not only provide a respite from the heat but also an opportunity to give your system a bit of a breather after it had to work overtime to beat the excruciating heat.
More than just keeping an eye on the thermostat this fall, there are several ways you can save money on your energy bill this fall while also giving your system a bit of a breather. Our team genuinely cares about our customers and does everything we can to save you money which is why we’ve compiled this list of helpful tips for how to save money on your energy bill in Jacksonville this fall!
Nighttime is the Right Time To Cool Things Down
Did you know that every degree you set back the thermostat for eight hours can save you up to 2 percent on your energy bill? It may not seem like much but that really adds up over time! Lowering the temperature in your home at night allows you to ride the cool of the morning all day while turning off the thermostat. You’re effectively harnessing the power of the outdoors without having to worry about dramatic temperature fluctuations throughout the day which allows you to save money on your energy bill in the fall!
Sign Up For a Maintenance Plan
According to NASA, we experienced the hottest summer on record in 2023. This oppressive heat caused your system to be significantly overworked while potentially exacerbating any potential underlying issues. Nobody ever plans to have their system malfunction and the twice-annual system tune-ups that come with our maintenance plans allow you to push that worry far from your mind. We know summer just ended but winter is right around the corner so there’s never been a better time to schedule a check-up for your system to ensure it’s still firing on all cylinders. You’ll not only have peace of mind knowing that your system is up to snuff but you’ll also save money on your energy bill because your system won’t be overworked.
Duct Cleaning and Filter Changes
Regular duct cleaning not only allows you to save money on your energy bill in the fall but it also clears the air in your home which helps you and your family breathe easier. Fall is flu season and clean air is of paramount importance so regularly changing your air filters ensures that air is circulating properly throughout your home. At Ocean State, we offer a filter club that provides air filters when needed so you don’t have to deal with the hassle. As a club member, the price you pay for each new part will be lower than if you bought your filters one by one at the store. What’s more, regular filter changes extend the life of your system which not only saves you money on your energy in the fall but saves you money year round!
Seal Your Home
There are some fairly simple DIY solutions to help you save money on your energy bill in the fall. Sealing your home is easy to implement and should make a dent in your costs. Here are some options that will make a difference:
- Ensure all windows are fully closed
- Add caulking to windows and doors
- Consider applying weather strips to the movable windows and doors in your home
- Seal any open stud cavities or drywall gaps
- Make sure any recessed lighting is insulated
We love watching the leaves fall in Florida but we also love it when our customers’ energy bills fall as well! By implementing these suggestions, you will be able to make your home more energy efficient, save money on your energy bills in the fall, and extend the life of your HVAC system. Our talented team of technicians is always available to visit your home for a system tune-up so you can rest easy knowing everything is airtight!