Battling with the hot weather is a lot easier with an air conditioning running all day. Definitely, you can keep your house cool this summer season without hitting the jackpot on your energy usage. Discover great ways to cut dollars on your energy bill this summer. Here are tips from the pro!
Set your thermostat at the recommended temperature of 78 degrees Fahrenheit or even higher if you stay for longer hours outside. To adjust the thermostat automatically, it is best to use a programmable thermostat. This can help you regulate your energy consumption even when you are not at home.
- System Upgrade
A system upgrade can save as much as 45% of your monthly bill, so do it as early as now. Make the most of your air conditioner with the latest upgrades available in the market today. You may opt for a portable or a window portable unit.
Make sure to keep the vents open during daytime. Doing this allows fresh air to enter the house and circulate along with the conditioned air.
- Unused Rooms
If there are rooms that are not used much, seal them off. Running your central cooling system becomes useless when no one takes advantage of the cool air. Keep the door and register closed to hinder the central forced air from entering the unused room.
- Unit Maintenance Service
Before the heat gets intense, get your unit some basic maintenance services like a tune-up. Keeping your cooling system serviced gets rid of the high monthly bill and ensures system efficiency throughout the season.
See to it that ducts are clean and maintained to ensure that safe and clean air passes through your air conditioning unit. Get the full benefits of cool air while cutting half on your energy usage through clean ducts.
- Time Out
Is anyone home? Your unit does not have to run overtime to cool your space. If no one is at home, you may steal the moment for an A/C time out. Just turn it on when everyone is around.
- Sleeping Hours
While it is necessary to run your A/C during daytime, the case could be different at night. You do not need the same level of coolness at night, so try turning it down to a lower temperature during sleeping hours.
Did anyone tell you that using a timer can save you up to $200 a month? Setting the timer based on specified time of air conditioning usage can save you money in the long run. You may ask your HVAC provider how it works for your home.
- Solar Panels
Thinking about installing solar panels? Why not! Lowering your air conditioning bills is possible by using solar panels. While the installation may be a bit pricey, your monthly cooling costs can be reduced by a great amount.
Is your pocket ready for the summer heat? Get a worry-free summer with your monthly bills! Johnston’s Heating and Cooling, LLC is here to help you cut half on your cooling costs. For more expert energy-saving tips from the pro, contact us today!