Have you felt the heat? Those scorching dog days of summer are right around the corner. As temperatures rise unfortunately so will the electric bills. Here are five ways to save on your electric bills that won’t break the bank.
Use Ceiling Fans
Turn them on! The ceiling fan, that is. According to energystar.gov using a ceiling fan in conjunction with the air conditioning system can allow you to raise the temperature about 4 degrees without feeling any discomfort.
Give Your System a Tune-Up
Tune it up! A system tune-up can identify not only energy robbing issues such as; weak electrical components draining more power than necessary, dirty coils blocking air flow from removing heat or low refrigerant levels creating inadequate cooling but also potential items that will keep you from a failure when you need the air conditioner the most.
Update Your Thermostat
Trade up! Is your thermostat still in the dark ages? Today’s thermostats can do a lot more than just turn on and off the heating and cooling in your home. They can self-adjust when you come and go, be changed from anywhere via the web or even voice. To fancy? At least have a programable thermostat and use it for the best balance of comfort and savings.
Close Blinds and Shades
Turn them down! The cheapest and easiest of them all. Closing the blinds and shades during the day blocks the sun’s radiant heat from raising the temperature inside your home, in turn the system will run less. If you are home during the day angle the blinds at a 45-degree angle. This will allow light in and block some of the invading rays of sun.
Call the Professionals
If your air conditioning units could use a tune-up, replacement or you just want to get a professional opinion on your system please don’t hesitate to contact us, 304-743-8895.