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. 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.
2. 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.
3. Get a programmable thermostat
When you’re out of the house or asleep you don’t need to cool your home as much as you normally would, that’s why programmable thermostats are such great tools! You can even set it to gradually cool your home before you get home instead of drastically lowering it immediately as you arrive. This is a great way to make your home more comfortable and save some money while doing it.
4. 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.
5. 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!
6. 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.
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!