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!
- Seal windows and doors
If your windows or doors are fully sealed, it can cause hot air from outside to seep in. This means your AC will have to cool your house while also working extra to fight back that hot air. A weatherstrip on your windows or door, in addition to filling in any cracks or holes should guarantee a great seal.
- Get a programmable thermostat
This is a great way to save on your cooling bill when you’re asleep or out of the house. If your house is too warm for your liking when you return home or wake up, set your thermostat to gradually get cooler until it’s a comfortable temperature. Changing your temperature drastically when you get home won’t get your home cooler any quicker.
- Utilize outdoor grills
Cooking indoors generates a lot of extra heat, cooking outdoors is a great way to keep this extra heat out of your home. So get outside and fire up the grill, summer is the best time to do this! If you wanna save even more try hand washing your dishes to avoid the extra heat output from the dishwasher. Another machine that creates additional heat is your dryer, you can avoid hiking up your cooling bills by pinning up wet laundry on a clothesline!
- Turn on those fans!
Turning on your fans is an easy way to keep your home cool without having to raise the temperature on your thermostat. Whether it’s a ceiling fan or a standing fan, it will get the job done.
- Properly maintain your home’s AC system
If you don’t take care of your cooling system, it won’t run efficiently. Inefficient AC systems will actually cost more in the long run if you choose not to maintain them. Make sure to keep up with routine cleaning and maintenance. This means all your equipment including air filters, registers, evaporators, condenser coils, filter, etc. Taking good care of your system will keep your home cool without costing you a fortune. If you’re not sure what proper care for your system is, give us a call! One of our highly trained service technicians will come take a look for you.
- Use window treatments
The sun’s heat can get into your home through windows and other openings to increase the temperature inside. To stop this and save your AC from doing extra work, invest in some curtains or shades to block the unwanted rays from heating up your home.
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!