5 Ways to Save Energy and Cut Air Conditioning Costs this Summer
Do you find that your AC bills begin to rack up as soon as summer comes around? During the hotter months, your air conditioning unit has to work harder to cool down your home, which can lead to expensive energy bills. We’ve come up with 5 tips and tricks on how you can save energy and cut air conditioning costs this summer.
Purchase a Programmable Thermostat
Programmable thermostats are a great investment for your home, helping you to save energy and air conditioning costs. These devices are programmed to automatically lower the temperature while you’re sleeping, which is a great way to reduce costs. Since your home has been cooled overnight without the extra heat coming from the sun, the temperature will often remain cool throughout the morning. Often times, you won’t even need to turn on your air conditioner until the afternoon. Ultimately, this means that you are saving money and energy by cooling overnight.
Clean Air Conditioner Filters Regularly
Dust and pollutants can easily build up over time if your AC filters are not properly taken care of. When your filters are clogged, your air conditioner will use more power to reach its desired temperature, leading to wasted energy and increased costs. Make it a routine to clean your AC filters weekly to avoid dust build-up and to increase efficiency.
Use Fans for Air Circulation
Using fans can be a great way of spreading coolness throughout the home and cutting energy costs. Fans help to disperse cool air efficiently, which means your air conditioning unit does not have to work as hard to cool down your home. You can even turn the temperature up by a few degrees and you won’t even notice a difference when your fans are turned on. Always remember to turn off your fans when you’re not using them, or you can be at risk of wasting electricity.
Close Curtains, Blinds, & Shades
Closing your curtains, blinds, and shades can be a simple solution for cooling down your home. On hot summer days, sunlight begins to beat down on your windows and increase the amount of heat in your house. This means that your air conditioner has to work extra hard to cool down your home, leading to increased energy costs. It is in your best interest to close all curtains, blinds, and shades during hot, summer days to avoid excess heat and improve your unit’s efficiency.
Annual HVAC Check-Ups
Schedule an annual checkup with your local, HVAC experts to inspect your air conditioner. They can:
– Ensure that your AC is working properly and make repairs if needed
– Remove dirt in hard to reach places
– Replace filters
By following the above tips and tricks, you can ensure that your air conditioner is working efficiently and that you are saving money. Call Twin Tech Heating and Cooling at 1.844.894.6832 to schedule your next HVAC check-up, and we will ensure your air conditioner is in good working condition.
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