As the World’s Smartest Technicians, efficiency is extremely important to us. Our computer-based diagnostic tools allow us to work faster than our competitors, saving you time and money. We partner with Amana and Mitsubishi so we can install high-efficiency equipment like inverter AC systems and ductless mini split systems. These air conditioning systems can save you 70% on your electric bills! And when winter arrives in Florida, we believe wholeheartedly in maintaining those energy savings. Whether you have a heat pump or a furnace, there are several ways to optimize your Tampa heating costs. Read on to see how you can save money this winter! Less money on electric bills = more money to treat yoself (and your family!) at Christmas. Sounds like a win-win to us!
Save Money On Tampa Heating!
Set your air conditioning system to 68 degrees.
When your heating system is on, the ideal temperature for your thermostat is 68 degrees. A common misconception with heating and cooling is that setting your thermostat to an extreme will make your home heat/cool faster. For example, during the summer, many homeowners will turn their thermostats down below 70, in the hopes that their home will get colder faster. This actually makes your air conditioner work harder, but not necessarily more effectively. The same goes for the winter! So refrain from turning the temperature up super high, and set reasonable standards for your home, especially if you’re trying to save money. Further, TECO states that you can save 10-20% on heating costs if you decrease the temperature of your normal thermostat by 10 degrees at night. Who knew you could save money while you were sleeping? Sign us up!
Turn your heating system off if you won’t be home for 4+ hours.
Many homeowners are paying to heat their homes while they’re at work. This is either a result of lack of knowledge or forgetfulness! There is absolutely no reason to keep your home warm and fight with the outside temperature when you’re not around to reap the benefits. Let your place of work pay to heat your office during the day. Then go home and turn your Tampa heating system on! Even if you’re armed with this knowledge, you might still forget to turn your heater off when you leave in the morning. Luckily, there is a better way, thanks to thermostats with geofencing technology! Read below to see how your thermostat can automate this process for you!
Install a smart system with geofencing technology.
As the World’s Smartest Technicians, we are obviously huge proponents of smart AC systems. These smart systems encourage your home to work more effectively and efficiently, especially when you install an inverter AC system. However, you can start saving money on your electric bills by simply installing a WiFi thermostat with geofencing technology, such as the one we offer from Honeywell. These thermostats allow you to maximize your heating and cooling costs by pre-setting temperatures for when you’re home and when you’re away. Geofencing is great because when it’s enabled, your thermostat will be able to detect when you’re within your “fence” and either turn on your AC or turn on your heating system. This allows you to save money while you’re away but still return to a comfortable home! Read more about geofencing here!
Install a high-efficiency heating system, like a heat pump.
If your current Tampa heating system is over 10 years old, it might be time to replace it with something more efficient. Even if you utilize all of the energy-saving tips above, you’ll still end up wasting money if you run an old, inefficient system. We recommend heat pumps to all of our Tampa heating customers. Why? Heat pumps don’t create heat– they move it. Essentially, they work in the reverse of a normal air conditioner, using refrigerant to transport heat from the outside air indoors. They are 3x more efficient than furnaces, which can add up to dramatic savings on your energy bills during the winter. While they don’t function well in severe cold, Tampa rarely gets below 40 degrees. This makes heat pumps a great choice for homeowners in Florida, especially considering the energy savings associated with them! You can read more about heat pumps here. Interested in replacing your Tampa heating system? Click here!
As you can see, there are a number of ways to save money this winter! Don’t spend extra money on your electric bills if you don’t have to. If you’re interested in replacing your Tampa heating system, we offer a number of flexible financing opportunities to keep that initial cost low. Read more about financing here.