If you’re looking for advice on saving money this summer, Efficient Heating and Cooling is here to help. Keeping your home cool, while saving money on your energy bill, is the easy part. Allowing your air conditioning unit to work as efficiently as possible, is the key.
Helpful tips for saving money while air conditioning your home this summer.
Check out our 8 tips to help you keep your house cool, and your wallet full.
- Annual Maintenance. Before turning your unit on for the summer, it is recommended to have a professional service company, such as Efficient Heating and Cooling come out to inspect it, clean it, and make sure it’s ready to create a cool environment in your home.
- Replace Filter. Remembering to replace the filter at the beginning of each season, helps maintain good air flow. If the air does not flow freely, your air conditioning unit will be over worked and possibly give up on your most needed days.
- Programmable Thermostat. Programming your thermostat allows you to stay cool, save energy, and not have to think about it. It’s a win-win situation.
- Ceiling Fans. Ceiling fans are a great way to move the cool air around in your home. There’s an adjustment at the base of the fan, which help the blades pull up cool air from the floor and umbrella it down around the room. (The opposite way in winter, pushes down the warm air hovering at the ceiling to keep your rooms warmer.)
- Drawing moisture out of the air, a dehumidifier will help keep your home comfortable.
- Stable Inside Temperature. Your HVAC is already working hard for you, so be kind to it. Adjust the thermostat while you’re away or sleeping by only a 5-degrees, so it doesn’t take so long to cool things down when you get up or back home. Grilling outdoors vs baking indoors, is a pleasant way to keep the heat out of the kitchen as well as the rest of your home.
- Window Blinds and Drapes. Keeping the blinds and drapes drawn during the hottest part of the day, or in order to block direct sunlight, helps keep inside temperatures from rising.
- Shade trees and bushes can reduce the extra heat on your roof, as well as they shade your windows. Another area needing shaded is your air conditioner unit. You can use a fence, a trellis, a bush, or plant ornamental grass. Be mindful of how close the plant or bush will be once it’s full grown, or when erecting a fence keep easy access and air flow to your HVAC unit. Allowing at least 2 ft around your unit, and if a fence, be sure to leave a gate or hole big enough to pull the unit out, if it would happen to need repaired or replaced at some future time.
Ready to schedule your spring’s annual maintenance check? Contact us today: 216-663-6462