According to the Department of Energy, a typical home uses a whopping 48 percent of energy expenditures just on the heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system.
Aside from replacing your central air conditioner with a newer, higher-efficiency model, there are some things you can do to increase efficiency, which can help reduce your energy bills.
- Close Curtains, blinds and shades during the hottest part of the day
- Consider a programmable or smart thermostat
- Clean the filter and get your unit inspected by a HVAC professional
- Ventilate the attic and check insulation to address air leaks
- Use your clothes dryer and oven during the cooler parts of the day