Putting together my HVAC cost saving plan now

By the time we get our first pollen dump, I like to have my HVAC cost saving strategy in place.

And this year is no different.

Just because we get our first signs of spring while other parts of the country are dealing with deep winter cold doesn’t change my routine. That’s because saving on the HVAC costs when it comes to air conditioning is a big household responsibility. So when I see the pollen covering the hood of my car, I know it’s time to be finalizing my HVAC cost saving strategy. There is more to saving on HVAC cooling costs than meets the eye. Plenty of people simply ride into the summer and deal with the air conditioning as they want. Unfortunately, this can also prove to be a very costly enterprise. The air conditioning is on in many households before the first of April in our region. And the air conditioning is going pretty much straight through until November as well. Yet, it’s the four month period from June through September that is really the period where the air conditioning costs skyrocket. But, I always meet that part of the year prepared. The house is sealed up tight to keep the HVAC cooling in and the heat out. We have solar shades that we use to mitigate the direct sunlight heating as well. Those are two of the essentials right there. And of course, we make sure that thermostat is set so it’s never more than 15 degrees cooler inside than it is outside. Doing all of this allows for plenty of HVAC cooling comfort without producing huge utility bills.