As the summer months get closer and the weather gets hotter, homes everywhere look for ways to lower their energy bills. While blasting your AC all day and night will certainly keep your family safe and comfortable, it will also produce quite the energy bill. So how can you be sure that your family stays cool all summer long, while saving some money?
Give Your AC a Tune-Up
As a general rule of thumb, you should have your air conditioner tuned up at least once a year. If you’ve neglected to have maintenance performed on your unit for a while, then you’re likely spending more on your energy bills than you should be. This is because your AC likely has some minor issues within the system that are causing it to work harder than it needs to in order to cool your home down to the set temperature. Schedule an AC maintenance appointment to get your air conditioner working as efficiently and effectively as possible.
Open Windows During Cooler Weather
However rare these days might be where you live, there will likely be a few days throughout the summer where the temperatures are cool enough to open up the windows. Letting in the natural breeze can help your family stay cool while not using any electricity or energy to do so.
Depending on where you live, these days might be incredibly rare, so take advantage of them when you can.
Utilize Ceiling Fans
Using your home’s ceiling fans is a great way to keep temperatures down. Ceiling fans can cause a room’s temperature to feel significantly cooler, allowing you to set your thermostat a few degrees higher than normal. This saves you energy as your air conditioner will not have to turn on as frequently as it otherwise would.
Keep Blinds Closed During The Day
In the middle of a hot, sunny day, it can be tempting to open the blinds and let the beautiful sunshine in. However, with that sunshine comes heat that will cause your air conditioner to turn on more frequently to keep your home’s overall temperature down. Instead, closing your blinds during the middle of the day can keep the heat out and allow your air conditioner to take more time between cycles.
Clean Your Vents
If your vents haven’t been cleaned in a while, they’re likely preventing your air conditioner from working as efficiently. If there’s any dust or dirt buildup within your vents, your airflow is likely being blocked and causing reduced efficiency. Clean your vents of any debris and dust, and your energy bills will likely go down as a result.
Contact Edwards Royal Comfort for AC Services
Staying cool and comfortable at a reasonable cost during the summer months can be difficult. If you have any questions about how to stay cool while keeping your energy bills low, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us today!
Edwards Royal Comfort provides AC services in Waynestown, IN, and the surrounding areas. Get in contact with us today to schedule maintenance, repairs, or installations, or let us know any other ways that we can help your home stay safe, comfortable, and cool all summer long.