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Beat the Heat: HVAC Tips for a Cooler, More Cost-Effective Summer

Regular maintenance, smart upgrades and simple adjustments can make a world of difference in your home's energy efficiency and overall comfort.

As the summer sun begins to blaze and temperatures soar, there’s no better time to give your HVAC system the attention it deserves, ensuring your home is equipped to withstand the heat. The average household spends $2,000 a year on utility bills, with nearly half going to cooling and heating, so investing just a bit of time and effort now into your HVAC system can pay dividends in keeping homes cool and comfortable throughout the months ahead.

Here are a few tips to help maximize your HVAC efficiency and enjoy a cooler, more cost-effective summer:

  • 1. Regular HVAC Maintenance
    One of the easiest ways to ensure your HVAC system runs efficiently is through regular maintenance. Schedule a professional tune-up to check for any issues and clean components like filters and coils. A well-maintained system not only operates better but also has a longer lifespan, saving you money on costly repairs and replacements.

  • 2. Upgrade to a Programmable Thermostat
    Investing in a programmable or smart thermostat, like the Honeywell Home T9 Smart Thermostat, can make a significant difference in your energy usage while allowing you to effortlessly control your home's temperature from anywhere. And, by setting and adjusting the temperature during different parts of the day, you can decrease the need for constant heating and cooling when you aren’t at home. Additionally, depending on where you live, some users can connect their T9 Smart Thermostat to their utility company to reduce energy use when needed and earn rewards, maximizing energy savings without sacrificing comfort.
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  • 3. Maintain Air Quality
    To maintain optimal air quality and system efficiency, consider using high-quality air purifier filters from Honeywell Home. These filters can capture a wide range of airborne particles, helping to extend the life of your HVAC equipment and keep clean, fresh air circulating throughout your home.

  • 4. Opt for Energy-Efficient Appliances
    Maximize your energy savings by opting for ENERGY STAR-certified HVAC systems and appliances, which meet stringent energy efficiency standards, helping you save money on utility bills. If you have a smart thermostat, you can further contribute to community-wide energy savings on the hottest days of the year by enrolling in your utility's demand response program. These programs often offer rebates or rewards for reducing energy usage during peak times.

By implementing these tips, you can embrace the heat with confidence, knowing your HVAC system is ready to keep you cool all summer long.

To learn more about how to keep your HVAC system running properly or to connect with a Resideo Pro for consultation, installation or pricing on Honeywell Home products, visit Resideo.com/FindAPro.