Your air conditioner is responsible for about half of your energy bill. That means cutting down on your AC use could save you lots of money! However, in the heat of the summer, no one wants sit around in a warm, muggy home – regardless of how much they’re saving. Fortunately, there are several simple ways to cut costs without sacrificing your comfort! To keep your home cool and your wallet fat, just follow these three nifty tips:
1. Install a Programmable Thermostat
A programmable thermostat allows you to program the most efficient cooling settings for your home. For example, you can set your thermostat to use less energy while you’re at work and kick it back up just before you get home. That way, you can still walk into a cool, refreshing house after coming in from the heat, but you won’t be wasting money all day long.
Many programmable thermostats are equipped with Wi-Fi capability, allowing you to control the temperature of your home remotely. Get off work early today? Just pull out your smartphone and instruct your programmable thermostat to crank up the AC now instead of at its regularly scheduled time.
2. Keep the Air Circulating
While fans to do not actually cool the air, they create the feeling of coolness by circulating air over your skin. That means you may not need to set your thermostat as low to stay comfortable. Strategic fan placement is also effective at removing heat from your home. If you live in a two-story home, place fans on the upper levels and open windows on the bottom floor. If you live in a single-story home, close windows near the fan and open those that are farther away. When fans are working to remove warm air, your AC won’t have to use as much energy to cool your home.
3. Schedule Regular AC Maintenance
An efficient AC is a well-maintained AC. Over time, your air conditioner may start to lose its oomph. But that’s nothing a quality tuneup that an air conditioning professional can’t fix! When a technician performs regular maintenance on your system, they ensure everything is running efficiently as possible so you can get the most out of your air conditioner, while saving on energy. Additionally, regular maintenance allows a technician to catch minor issues before they spiral into costly AC emergencies.
Start Saving with Climate Design Today!
At Climate Design, we believe everyone has the right to affordable home comfort. We know how to keep you and your family cool and comfortable without breaking the bank. Whether you’re looking to increase efficiency and convenience with a programmable thermostat or give your AC a boost with regular maintenance, we’ve got you covered. Give us a call to learn how else we can help you cut energy costs or schedule an appointment online today!