Five Ways To Save Money On Your Air Conditioning This Summer
Air Conditioning during a hot summer is a must, but you don’t have to pay an arm and a leg to stay cool.
The best way to escape the heat is to cool off indoors. But how can you avoid spending so much to cool your home? Here are five ways to save money this summer on your air conditioning.
1. Work smarter
If you don’t already have a smart thermostat, what are you waiting for? There’s truly no better way to control your comfort. First of all, you can do it from ANYWHERE. And if you already have a smart speaker in your home, you can also control it with your voice. Pretty cool, right?
2. Close the blinds
The heat from the sun coming through your windows during the day can put your air conditioning on the struggle bus during the summer months. To ensure the temperature is maintained without your system working overtime, close your blinds and curtains during the day. And keep your doors open to allows the air to flow freely throughout your home.
3. Use fans
If you have ceiling fans in your home, use them to your advantage! Make sure they are spinning counterclockwise to give off a nice, cool breeze. Reverse the fan’s direction in the winter for the opposite effect. Please note: this only work when you’re physically in the room.
4. Get programmed
You can save 10% a year on your air conditioning bills by setting your thermostat just 10 to 15 degrees higher for 8 hours each day, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. And since you’ve already learned about the joys of a smart thermostat, setting up a schedule is easy breezy!
5. Make an upgrade
Although it seems counterintuitive, replacing your aging heating and air conditioning system could save you thousands in the long run. Benefits include fewer breakdowns, lower energy bills, and a major upgrade to your home’s value. Even if you’re not ready, our No Pressure Process allows you to get a free estimate for when you are.
If you have questions or would like to schedule a full system evaluation, call (757) 868-7600 or fill out the form below. Our team is available 24/7 for your comfort needs.