Spring Energy Saving Tips: Heating and Air Mt. Pleasant SC

Life in the Lowcountry means enjoying four distinct seasons, from sweet summer days at the beach to pumpkin picking at Boone Hall, sipping cocoa while checking out the festivities at the annual James Island Festival of Lights, and shopping the farmer’s market in the springtime. At the time of this post, spring has made its grand debut all around. It’s one of our favorite times of the year, although choosing a favorite season is a toss-up with the many blessings and beauty found in Charleston throughout the calendar. Climbing temperatures often serve as a reminder to focus on energy efficiency in the home. We’re taking the opportunity to share a handful of green tips in today’s post that will help to lower your energy bill and lessen your home’s impact on the environment. Keep reading for personalized pointers from the ECHA team, providing Heating and Air in Mt. Pleasant SC.


Evaluate Window Treatments
Blinds and curtains impact the amount of sunlight that enters the room. Curtains with a light-colored solar backing are designed to absorb heat, which translates into green benefits. Avoid large gaps between the curtain rod and the window for even more energy efficiency. Some retailers also have an energy efficiency category for curtains and blinds.


Spring for a Smart Thermostat

If you’ve been on the fence about upgrading to a smart thermostat, now may be the right time. In most cases, you’ll recoup your investment in the first two years of use. ECHA technicians are experienced in installing the Nest Learning Thermostat. The switch is a great way to lower your energy bill and to learn more about your overall energy usage.


Replace Air Filters
For basic filters, monthly replacing is in order. Cleaner filters can translate into happier HVAC systems that aren’t overburdened. You’ll also enjoy better air quality indoors and reduce the allergens in your home.


Opt for Electronic Power Strips
A tip from the U.S. Department of Energy that may be new to you: using a power strip for electronics, turning the strip off when devices are not in use. The result could mean saving as much as $100 a year.


Choose Energy Efficient Appliances

If you’re in the market for a new appliance, seek out those with the Energy Star tag. Though they may be a little more costly at the checkout, you’ll see savings month after month on your energy bill.


Spring Grilling
The Department of Energy also suggests cutting back on indoor cooking in the spring, instead grilling outdoors. This is also an inviting change to the family menu.


Spring Tune-Up
If you haven’t already scheduled your semi-annual HVAC tune-up, check out our Specials. We will inspect electrical connections, make sure that there is enough refrigerant in the system, check the condenser for proper airflow and ensure the blower inside is providing enough air flow over the evaporator.


We’re Here to Help
The East Cooper Heating & Air team is committed to its employees, customers and communities. We are taking proper measures to ensure the safety of our team members and our customers. Let’s work together to keep you and your family comfortable this summer. Contact us today to get started.

If you’re looking for a Charleston heating and cooling professional, give us a call today at (843) 375-6592 or fill out our online request form.

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