How to Save Money on Your AC Bill
3 Innovative Ways to Cool Down Your Energy Costs
Once summer is in full swing, you might find that your air conditioner is operating all day without much of a break. Summer brings on the higher energy costs too, which means you spend more on utilities than you might like.
Every time your air conditioner kicks in, you need not feel your bank account draining. Your air conditioner accounts for almost half of your home’s energy use. Therefore, see what you can do this summer to lessen the financial impact of staying comfortable at home.
To cool off those energy bills, try these three things first:
- Think of Outside Influences: The heat in your home comes from the exterior. Why not install a few trees on your property to create natural shade? The less direct sunlight you have come into your house, the cooler your air stays indoors. Also, upgrading your windows to energy-efficient ones can prevent the heat from penetrating the glass and increasing interior temperatures.
- Stay Cool While You Are Home: When you are not home, there is no point in cooling your house. While you can leave the thermostat at a comfortable, cool temperature during the times you are home, increase it while you are away.
- Install Ceiling Fans: If you live in a house with multiple floors, sometimes the issue is circulation; not the unit itself. Even a highly efficient unit will work harder to spread cold air around evenly. By installing ceiling fans, you keep the air flowing throughout the house and might notice that your unit kicks in less frequently.
A well-maintained air conditioner always runs more efficiently and saves you money in the long term. If you want to save on your cooling costs this summer, speak with a technician at Comfort Solutions HVAC. We offer routine AC maintenance and can provide you a quote if you would like to explore installing a more efficient unit.
Call us today at 610-438-9300 to schedule a maintenance appointment or contact us online with your air conditioner questions.