With summer just around the corner, it’s time to start dialing your home’s temperature down a few degrees. If you’re like us, you like to keep your air conditioning bill low; here are a few ways to keep your cooling costs as low as possible even in the peak of the summer heat!
1. Turn on those fans!
This is an easy way to keep your home cool without cranking the thermostat. Turn on your ceiling and standing fans to keep the cool air in your home circulating.
2. Seal windows and doors
Poorly sealed windows or doors can let the hot outside air seep in, which means your AC system has to work even harder to cool your home. Weatherstrip your windows and doors and fill any cracks or holes that might be letting in outside air.
3. Properly maintain your home’s AC system
If you’re not taking care of your cooling system, you’re not maximizing energy efficiency, in fact, you’re costing yourself more money in the end. Keep up with routine maintenance and cleaning on all of your equipment (air filters, floor registers, evaporator, condenser coils, etc.) so that your home stays cool this summer without costing you a fortune! If you’re not sure if you’ve been taking proper care of your system, call us! One of our expert service techs will come out and take a look for you.
4. Get a programmable thermostat
You don’t need to cool your home as much when you’re out of the house or asleep, so program your thermostat to set to a higher temperature during these times. If your house is too warm for your liking when you return home or wake up in the morning, set your thermostat to gradually get cooler until it is at a comfortable temperature. Setting your system to a drastically cooler temperature won’t get your home cooler any quicker.
5. Use window treatments
The sun’s rays can beat down into your home through your windows and increase your home’s internal temperature, costing you more to cool it back down. Invest in some curtains or shades to block unwanted warmth from heating up your home.
6. Utilize outdoor grills
Cooking inside generates a lot of heat buildup, so, the less you cook indoors, the cooler your house will stay. Get outside and fire up the grill, there’s no better time than Summer! Additionally, hand washing your dishes will avoid the heat output of your dishwasher and keep your home at a steady temperature. And, if you really want to get back to the basics, avoid heat from your dryer by pinning up wet laundry on a clothesline!
Well, there you have it, six easy ways to keep your home cooler in the summer. If you’re having any trouble with your cooling system or just have a question and want an answer, give us a call! At TemperaturePro, we’re always happy to help. So stay cool & have a great summer!