How Much Money Can You Save This Summer With HVAC Home Services?

May 31, 2022

If you’re trying to lower your summer energy bills and receive affordable air conditioning, energy-efficient home services can help. With services like smart thermostat installation, HVAC replacement, and energy audit inspections, you can significantly reduce your energy bills and save money. Find out more about the three most cost-effective HVAC summer services and how much money they can save you.

1. Smart Thermostat Installation

Smart thermostat installation is one of the best money-saving HVAC services you can invest in this summer. Unlike standard thermostats that you’ll have to manually adjust every time you want to change the temperature, smart thermostats can be set to lower or raise the temperature at set times. You can also control them with an app on your phone, allowing you to more easily monitor the temperature and adjust it without getting off the couch.

Besides providing more convenience, smart thermostats can save you money. Once you set them to automatically raise the temperature whenever you’re away from home (such as during work hours), your HVAC system will use less energy during the day, translating to cost savings. For instance, Nest states that their smart thermostats can save users $131 to $145 a year in utility costs, while Energy Star says their certified smart thermostats can save users $50 on average a year.

2. Energy Audit Inspection for Window and Attic Insulation

When your home’s windows or attic insulation is damaged, cool air will escape from your home and force your HVAC system to work harder to reduce the temperature. To save money and lower your summer energy bill, you can hire an HVAC professional to perform an energy audit. During an energy audit, the HVAC professional will check your insulation and evaluate whether your home has any air leaks.

If the professional finds cracks, damage, or leaks in your window or attic insulation, they can fix the issue for you with home-sealing services. After they seal up any leaks in your insulation, your HVAC system will perform more efficiently and not use up as much energy. Since homeowners save an average of 15% on heating and cooling costs with a properly sealed home, you can significantly reduce your energy expenses by investing in an energy audit and home sealing services. 

3. HVAC Replacement Services

If you have an older HVAC unit (one that’s over 10 to 12 years old), it’s nearing the end of its life. As an HVAC unit ages, it will likely need constant repairs and suffer from performance issues, meaning replacing it with a new one can save you money in the long term. In fact, the U.S. Department of Energy found that replacing a ten-year-old unit with a new one can save you 20-40 percent of your cooling energy costs.

While a full HVAC replacement will come with some upfront costs, a brand-new HVAC unit will provide greater energy efficiency and usually not need any repairs other than routine maintenance for a long time. As a result, you’ll save money in the long run and ensure your system can handle the summer heat. If you want to receive the best energy efficiency possible, you can even select a custom-designed system, which an HVAC professional will design to fit your home perfectly.

Choose Newcomb and Company for Money-Saving HVAC Services in Raleigh

When you want to save money on your energy bills this summer, turn to Newcomb and Company. Whether you need a new smart thermostat, attic and window sealing, or a custom-designed HVAC system to replace your old one, our team will provide top-quality service and help you reduce your summer energy bills. We also offer year-round maintenance contracts, where we’ll regularly inspect your HVAC system and ensure it’s giving you the best performance possible.

Learn more about our energy efficiency and HVAC repair services today. If you have any questions or want to schedule an appointment, please contact us.

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