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It’s warm during the summer here in Savannah, Georgia, but staying comfortable in the cool fall weather without raising your utility bills is still a challenge. Here are some autumn energy tips to increase your HVAC system’s efficiency and keep your home from feeling chilly. Install a programmable thermostat, use ceiling fans, and maintain your heater to save energy.

Install a Programmable Thermostat

You can change the settings for a programmable thermostat to lower your home’s temperature when you’re sleeping or working and raise it before you wake up or come home. That way, you can save energy without reducing your comfort. You can control many models wirelessly from your computer or phone, so it’s easy to make last-minute changes. Some programmable thermostats let you choose a schedule for weekends and weekdays, and others offer different options for every day of the week and vacations.

Use Ceiling Fans

Ceiling fans can make your home feel more comfortable in fall and winter as well as summer. They can help you save power by using your heater less. Fans form a cool breeze in summer by turning counterclockwise. In fall, you can change their direction to clockwise. Just flip the small switch near the center of each fan. This circulates warm air closer to people and pets without creating a breeze.

Maintain Your Heater

Before you have to start using it every day, get your heater inspected by a professional like the ones at Old Coast Heating & Air Conditioning. Our team can find and repair any problems before they waste energy or become more severe. You should remove dead leaves, pine needles, and other debris that may be on or near your outdoor unit for optimal airflow. Also, move carpets and furniture away from your air registers to allow unimpeded airflow.

Old Coast Heating & Air Conditioning is a Trane Comfort Specialist. We can help with your heating maintenance and repair needs, and we guarantee 100 percent satisfaction. For excellent service, call us anytime at 912-250-5771.

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