6 Tips to Increase Energy Bill Savings This Summer
During this week’s heatwave, you’ll be running your air conditioning system day and night to stay cool. But as we know, running the central air in your home raises your home energy bills. How can you increase your energy bill savings without losing your home comfort? Let the pros at Cranney Home Services give you the best tips to reduce your energy bills and keep cool!
Here are six tips to maximize your AC energy bill savings:
1.) Install a Programmable Thermostat
Programmable thermostats are a great way to help increase your AC system’s efficiency. A major feature in these thermostats is that they follow a set schedule. This allows you to tell the thermostat when no one is home, letting the air conditioning be turned off during these times. Other useful features with many models are easy to read touch screens and wifi controls.
2.) Seal Your Home
Your air conditioning may be powerful enough to cool your home- but can it cool the whole neighborhood? Not even the strongest air conditioners can do that! The hot summer sun will always win when it comes to outdoor temperatures. Because of this, you want to check that your home is well-insulated. A home without proper insulation will let the cool air out and the hot air in. The first way to prevent cool air loss is to check windows are properly caulked and that doors leading to the outside are insulated.
3.) Embrace Ceiling Fans
Some days you don’t need to turn on the AC to stay cool. A ceiling fan can make a room feel 10 degrees cooler and save you money on bills. A ceiling fan can save your family $500/year on energy bills according to the National Resource Defense Council! When you can, turn on your fan first before moving right to the air conditioner. This will increase your energy bill savings and be a greener method than air conditioning.
4.) Keep Blinds Closed
When you leave your blinds open you’re allowing the powerful summer sun to heat the air your AC worked so hard to cool in the first place. By closing the blinds you’re protecting the cool temperatures in your home and letting your AC not work as hard.
5.) Invest in Zone Controlled Air Conditioning
Zone Control Air Conditioning allows you to map out parts of your home into “zones”, allowing you to set unique temperatures in each one. There are probably one or two areas of your home you don’t use as much, so why keep them as cold as the main living spaces? With Zone Control Air Conditioning, you can have separate temperature settings in each zone which saves money on your cooling energy bills.
6.) Keep Your AC In Top Performance With Regular Maintenance
When was the last time you gave your AC a tune-up? If the answer isn’t “in the last year,” you should call Cranney Home Services to get an inspection. Getting an AC inspection will catch any parts that are failing and causing your unit to work harder. Once the Cranney team tunes it up, your AC will be working at its most efficient. All the grime will be cleaned out, parts will be in working order, and your AC won’t have to work harder to do its job.
Why choose Cranney Home Services to keep your home cool?
With over 30 years of home service experience, our Cranney HVAC technicians have seen it all. We can diagnose, repair, or install any type of air conditioning system your home may have. We take pride in providing the best service to our customers and ensuring they’re 100% satisfied before we leave. Our certified technicians will ensure your system is up to code and will keep your family comfortable for years to come.