As temperatures rise outdoors, you and your loved ones will probably be spending more and more time indoors to stay cool and comfortable with air conditioning. However, the more you use your AC, the higher your electric bill will be. There are a few things that you can do to keep your utilities low and still beat the heat this summer. Here are some ways to help slash your AC costs this summer.
Use a Fan When You Can
When it isn’t painfully hot outside, you can probably get away with relying on a fan if you have one. Sure, a fan can’t cool down an entire room or home like an air conditioner can. However, as long as it stays on, it can bring down the immediate temperature down almost 10 degrees due to the wind chill factor. Some models are portable, making it easier for you to bring them from room to room for constant cool comfort. Ceiling fans are also a very useful, as they help to disperse cool air evenly throughout your home. Like your AC, it’s important that you turn fans off when you don’t need them. This helps you save energy.
Use Your AC Responsibly
Your air conditioner doesn’t need to be set at the lowest possible temperature to keep you cool. By keeping it set a few degrees higher than you normally do, you’ll notice the savings on your electric bills. It’s also in your best interest to turn off your system when you don’t need it. Unless you have pets at home that need to keep cool during the day – there’s really no point in keeping the cool air going while you’re at work or out for the day.
Keep Curtains Closed
Most people don’t realize that something as simple as closing your curtains, blinds, or shades during the day can help keep your home cool. Heat from the sun can quickly raise the temperature in your home – especially if you keep the shades drawn all day. Not only does closing them keep the heat out, it helps to trap the cool air inside. If the temperature is already lowered in your house, you won’t need to put as much stress on your AC. This will help you save money on your utilities.
Avoid Activities that Cause Heat Buildup
As temperatures climb outside, you can help keep things cool indoors by limiting your use of the oven or stove, running the dishwasher, drying a load of laundry – these are all heat generating activities. Instead, use the microwave or grill outside. You can let your clothes dry outside too! Of course, these aren’t every day suggestions. They’re just a way to cut back on the heat! Finding alternatives for these routine activities can help you stay cool and comfortable indoors while cutting back on your electricity bill.
Maintenance, Maintenance, Maintenance!
This is the most important way to keep your cooling system working properly and efficiently. One of our Air Tech professionals will be able to assess any damages and have your system running efficiently in no time. Routine maintenance boosts energy efficiency, reliability, and give your AC a longer lifespan. It also helps you keep the air quality in your home safe!
Whatever the reason, whatever the sign, Air Tech is here to repair any problem you may encounter with your Air Conditioning System. If your AC is blasting anything less than cool air, it’s time to call our technicians. We won’t dance around the issue and will get cut right to the heart of the problem so your AC is up and running like it did when you first installed it.
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