Energy prices are on the rise and there seems to be no end in sight. This was my brother’s statement when we were discussing the state of affairs. Ever since we were kids, we always wanted to know what is happening in the world. Also, this was our way of picking the places where we wanted to travel as adults. We did go on family vacations with our parents, but we had plans to travel as brother and sister when we got older. That way, we could go clubbing and visit places our parents always said no during family vacations. There’s been increasing inflation in the country since the pandemic, and this has affected the prices of many essentials. This plus a war has seen energy prices rise. It’s more expensive to cool the house in summer, yet it’s almost impossible to exist without cooling on a hot summer day. So, my brother has been researching ways to make sure he didn’t pay a small fortune to cool his home in summer. He spoke to his friend who is an AC technician, and got some sound advice. One way to make sure you don’t pay high energy bills is to opt for a modern HVAC system with a high SEER rating. Then, you have to ensure you do proper maintenance to keep the HVAC system energy efficient. The AC technician also spoke about smart thermostats that adapt to the temperature in your home and regulate HVAC function. A smart thermostat can be a great energy saving device when you pair it with an HVAC system with a high SEER rating.