At Gentry Heating, Inc., we understand that most people are concerned with lowering air conditioning costs and water heating costs. While both parts of your HVAC system allow you and your family to be comfortable in your Hendersonville, North Carolina home, they can also eat up a large part of your home utility budget if you’re not careful. Fortunately, there are some easy and practical solutions you can use to lower air conditioning costs and water heating costs right away.

Starting with air conditioning costs, plan to schedule a preventative maintenance tune-up for your unit every spring. This is the best way of ensuring that your air conditioner will make it through a Hendersonville summer without the need for costly repairs. Air conditioners that receive regular tune-ups cost less to operate each month, last longer before having to be replaced and help you to feel more comfortable in your home. You can also take some steps on your own to reduce air conditioning costs. These include changing the filter at least once every 90 days and cleaning the inside of the unit monthly to guard against excess condensation and mold.

When it comes to controlling water heating costs, the easiest way to do that is to use less water. You can easily do this by taking shorter showers, turning the water heater down and using cold water to wash clothes. Most people unknowingly add to the water heating costs by keeping the unit at 140 degrees and higher. When your water heater is not in use, it doesn’t have to be set any higher than 120 degrees.

You may also want to have Gentry Heating, Inc. check the insulation in your walls and attic. You can reduce hot water heater costs by up to 10 percent by increasing the amount of insulation in your home.