You’ve finally taken the leap and purchased a new home in the Las Vegas, Nevada, area. While you’re probably in a hurry to start unpacking and settle in, there’s one important thing you should think about first: energy efficiency. Take the time to make your new home energy efficient so that you can manage comfort and keep your utility bills in check.

Invest in a Programmable Thermostat

You might not remember to reset your thermostat every day before you leave for work. A programmable thermostat makes this easy as you can enter preferred temperatures based on your schedule. Go a step further and try a smart thermostat. Many current versions have sensors to monitor when you’re at home and adjust the temperature accordingly.

Change the Air Filter

Chances are, the seller of your home had a lot on their mind while closing the sale and moving out. It’s likely that they neglected to change the HVAC system’s air filter before they left. You need to change it every one to three months. It’s a good idea to check the filter as soon as you move in.

Clean Your Outdoor Unit

If you have an outdoor AC unit, it can collect dirt and debris over time. This is especially true in the fall when dead leaves can accumulate and completely block the coils. Give the outdoor unit a thorough inspection and remove any sticks, plants, or dirt. You may even want to clean the grille; just make sure to turn off the system so that it doesn’t cycle on during cleaning. If hosing off the debris doesn’t work, leave the maintenance to the professionals to avoid system damage.

One of the best ways to improve energy efficiency is to invest in regular HVAC maintenance. Johnny On The Spot is happy to offer preventive HVAC maintenance to homes and businesses throughout the Las Vegas area. With our preventative maintenance checkups, your system will use less energy, last longer, and need fewer repairs. Don’t wait until the shock of your first utility bill—call us now at 702-425-2348 to schedule your appointment.

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