With summer just around the corner, it’s time to start dialing your home’s temperature down a few degrees. If you’re like us, you like to keep your air conditioning bill low; here are a few ways to keep your cooling costs as low as possible even in the peak of the summer heat!
Reduce Your Summer Cooling Costs in 6 Easy Steps
1. Properly maintain your home’s AC system
If you don’t take care of your cooling system, it won’t run efficiently. Inefficient AC systems will actually cost more in the long run if you choose not to maintain them. Make sure to keep up with routine cleaning and maintenance. This means all your equipment including air filters, registers, evaporators, condenser coils, filter, etc. Taking good care of your system will keep your home cool without costing you a fortune. If you’re not sure what proper care for your system is, give us a call! One of our highly trained service technicians will come take a look for you.
2. Get a programmable thermostat
When you’re out of the house or asleep you don’t need to cool your home as much as you normally would, that’s why programmable thermostats are such great tools! You can even set it to gradually cool your home before you get home instead of drastically lowering it immediately as you arrive. This is a great way to make your home more comfortable and save some money while doing it.
3. Use window treatments
The sun’s heat can get into your home through windows and other openings to increase the temperature inside. To stop this and save your AC from doing extra work, invest in some curtains or shades to block the unwanted rays from heating up your home.
4. Utilize outdoor grills
Cooking generates a lot of heat, a great way to cool your home is to keep the extra heat outdoors is to do the cooking outdoors as well. Get outside and fire up the grill, that’s one of the best parts of the summer! You can also save extra by hand washing dishes or hanging up your wet laundry to dry on a clothesline. Dishwashers and dryers can generate lots of extra heat indoors so if you want to save some money on your cooling bill consider some outdoor alternatives.
5. Turn on those fans!
Turning on your fans is an easy way to keep your home cool without having to raise the temperature on your thermostat. Whether it’s a ceiling fan or a standing fan, it will get the job done.
6. Seal windows and doors
Poorly sealed doors or windows can sometimes let the hot air from outdoors in, which means that your AC will have to work even harder to cool your home. Make sure that any cracks or holes are filled in or perhaps use a weatherstrip to ensure a strong seal.
Well, there you have it, six easy ways to keep your home cooler in the summer. If you’re having any trouble with your cooling system or just have a question and want an answer, give us a call! At TemperaturePro, we’re always happy to help. So stay cool & have a great summer!