Reduce Your Summer Cooling Costs in 6 Easy Steps
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!
1. Use window treatments
The sun’s rays can beat down into your home through your windows and increase your home’s internal temperature, costing you more to cool it back down. Invest in some curtains or shades to block unwanted warmth from heating up your home.
2. Utilize outdoor grills
Cooking indoors generates a lot of extra heat, cooking outdoors is a great way to keep this extra heat out of your home. So get outside and fire up the grill, summer is the best time to do this! If you wanna save even more try hand washing your dishes to avoid the extra heat output from the dishwasher. Another machine that creates additional heat is your dryer, you can avoid hiking up your cooling bills by pinning up wet laundry on a clothesline!
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. Properly maintain your home’s AC system
If you’re not taking care of your cooling system, you’re not maximizing energy efficiency, in fact, you’re costing yourself more money in the end. Keep up with routine maintenance and cleaning on all of your equipment (air filters, floor registers, evaporator, condenser coils, etc.) so that your home stays cool this summer without costing you a fortune! If you’re not sure if you’ve been taking proper care of your system, call us! One of our expert service techs will come out and take a look for you.
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!