What Can I Do to Lower My Energy Bills in Wharton? 03/04/2016What Can I Do to Lower My Energy Bills in Wharton? A great place to start saving money is right inside your home. The Department of Energy estimates the money spent heating and cooling your home to make up 48% of your utility bill. You’ll be happy to know that saving money on your energy bills won’t take up a lot of time or money. The first step on your money saving journey is scheduling your regular furnace service. The team at Faust Air Conditioning and Heating in Wharton has put together some tips that will help you lower the cost of heating and cooling your home. Program Your Programmable Thermostat Technology is progressing faster than ever and the technology within your thermostat is no exception. Our iComfort S30 uses the GPS from your smartphone and identifies when you have left and adjusts itself to conserve energy while you are out which can potentially save money. It can not only detect when you’ve left, it also knows when you will return and learns your routine and adjusts itself accordingly. According to studies done by the Department of Energy, having a well programmed, or smart thermostat, can save you on cooling costs. While still maintaining your comfort, set the thermostat as low as you can during the winter months and as high as you can during the summer. It’s not hard for your body to make those adjustments if you change the temperature a degree a day. We offer several different thermostat options and we can help you find the one that will work best with your schedule. The best choice for an ever-changing schedule is a 7-day model. These thermostats allow you to set different temperature periods on the weekends and keep a regular schedule on weekdays. Selecting and Maintaining Your System If you think you may be reaching the point where your system will need to be replaced, look into your options so you’re able to make an educated decision when that day arrives. Some things you’ll want to look into are the SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) rating of air conditioners and the AFUE (Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency) of furnaces. The higher the rating, the greater the chance for savings. If you’re in the market for a new system or just hoping to maximize the efficiency of your existing system, the team at Faust Air Conditioning and Heating in Wharton can help you out every step of the way. If you need to schedule service or have any questions give us a call at 979-532-2511 or make an appointment with us using our online scheduler.