Summer is just around the corner, which means temperatures are going up along with energy bills. Here are a few simple ways you can significantly reduce your air conditioning bill this summer!
Clean AC Filters
Your AC filters need to be cleaned regularly to work correctly and efficiently. Clogged filters reduce the amount of airflow and reduce the efficiency of the system drastically.
Using a ceiling or window fan is a cost-effective way to make your living space feel up to 10 degrees cooler. Combining a fan and air conditioning system can greatly reduce the amount of energy used to cool down your home.
Block the Sun with Blinds and Curtains
Any shade you can incorporate into your home will reduce the temperature and make it more comfortable. Shut your blinds and close your curtains during the day to prevent direct sunlight from warming up your home.
Seal your Windows and Doors
Sealing your windows and doors is a great way to keep your house cool in the summer. Without proper sealing, cool air can escape outside, and warm air can enter. Sealing your windows and doors can reduce energy use by up to 10 percent.
Use a Smart Thermostat
A smart thermostat or any programmable thermostat helps regulate your home’s temperature depending on the weather outside. These devices can turn off your AC automatically, turn up the temperature at night or when you’re away, which can reduce energy use up to 10 percent.