Save Yourself the Hassle of High Utility Bills with These Simple Tricks
With summer swiftly arriving to the east coast, we know that you’re preparing to face the oncoming heat. Your best weapon against high temperatures is, of course, your air conditioner. But cranking up the AC to save yourself from the summer heat can have unintended consequences for your budget. Keeping your air conditioner on full blast for hours at a time can lead to a significant hike in your utility bills.
To stay cool through the summer months without wasting valuable energy, check out these recommendations from our air conditioning experts.
Improve Airflow Throughout Your Home
Your air conditioner can churn out all the cold air in the world, but it’s not worth much if that cold air can’t get where it needs to go. When cold air can more easily move through your home, you won’t need to produce as much of it to get the comfort you need. Use fans to increase the airflow in your home, which will allow you to use less AC to cool a greater area. Additionally, make sure nothing is obstructing your air vents.
Make Sure Your Thermostat Is Accurate
An inaccurate thermostat can cause you to believe the temperature is higher than it really is, which can lead to overusing your air conditioner. Avoid the confusion by making sure that your thermostat is functioning the way it should. Our technicians recommend:
- Making sure your thermostat isn’t installed near a television, lamp, or other appliance that gives off heat
- Covering any windows nearby to prevent outside heat from confusing your thermostat
- Making sure there are no leaks in your windows and doors that could let in warm air
For even more savings we recommend investing in a programmable thermostat. With a programmable thermostat, you won’t have to worry about the AC turning on when you’re not at home to enjoy it.
Get Your Unit Checked Out by Professionals
One of the best things you can do for your air conditioner is getting it maintained regularly. Our AC maintenance services can make sure your unit won’t have to fight through clogged filters or other defects that will cause it to require more energy to function. A well-maintained air conditioner will use the lowest amount of energy possible to keep you cool, lowering your utility bills considerably.
For Extra Savings, Consider Switching to Ductless Cooling
Ductless air conditioning is the latest and greatest in HVAC technology. These systems work by installing a series of connected units inside and outside your home that provide cold air to your interior while pushing hot air outside. Because these units are installed to cool individual rooms or sets of rooms, rather than your whole home, they are highly customizable, and allow you to only cool the room you’re currently using. Ask our HVAC technicians if ductless cooling is right for your home!